William L. Klima

Of Counsel
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Offices Washington
Phone 202.467.8832
Fax 202.533.9032

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Bill is of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and member of the technology and intellectual property group.  He is also a member of the firm's Israel practice.  Bill has more than 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property (IP) law.  While the majority of Bill's experience has been in private practice, he spent several years as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in mechanical and medical device areas.  Bill focuses his practice on technology areas, including electrical, mechanical, computer/software, electro-mechanical, chemical/mechanical, chemistry, materials and designs.

Bill's patent experience includes securing global intellectual property protection for products, devices and methods, such as cell phones, analytical computer software, hospital dosage software, network defense software, social networking software, eye care/vision products, smart TV, medical products, medical devices, surgical devices, implantable surgical devices, surgical materials, dental devices, armor, aircraft, aerospace, military defense, power supply, lighting, electrical switches, product dispensing and dispensers, food products, liquid crystal displays, automotive technology, waste treatment, waste disposal and waste management, among several others.

With a background in both aerospace engineering and emphasis in organic chemistry, Bill is uniquely positioned to practice in cross-discipline technology areas.  He has substantial experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications both domestically and internationally; drafting and negotiating complex patent licenses; developing and analyzing patent positioning and strategy; managing patent portfolios; developing business plans, trademark strategy and development; prosecuting and opposing trademarks; and supporting trademark litigation.

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Bill is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Bill earned his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.  He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his A.B. in chemistry from Syracuse University.

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