William A. Ziehler, PhD

Managing Attorney

Dr. William “Bill” Ziehler has extensive experience as a Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). His practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and provision of legal opinions on freedom-to-practice, infringement, and patentability. He also has substantial appellate experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the USPTO.

In addition, Dr. Ziehler has extensive technical experience including post-graduate work focused on biochemical, biophysical, and genetic studies of nucleic acid and protein interactions, and corporate research and development where he contributed to the development of a novel means of whole genome amplification. He is further knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects including biochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, materials science, coatings and films, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, medical devices, electrochemistry and battery technology, fuel cells, cooling systems, and photovoltaic devices. He has also worked with several university technology transfer offices, and previously taught undergraduate classes in biochemistry.

Dr. Ziehler is involved in both management of the firm’s patent legal services, as well as the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients.