William J. Bohler

U.S. Patent Attorney (Of Counsel)

William is a registered patent attorney with over thirty years of experience performing patentability analyses and opinions,  drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications, and infringement analyses and research.  With his broad experience in various technological areas, including, technology-related legal matters, William brings valuable knowledge and skills to accomplish client goals.  William has several published appellate decisions as well as participating as a presenter in seminars both nationally and internationally.

Practice Areas
Patent Drafting and Prosecution (U.S. and International)
Patent Infringement Analysis
Patent Litigation, Trials and Appeals
Patent Appeals, Patent Reexaminations and PTAB Practice

Prior Law Firm Experience
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Door LLP (Partner – 2007-2010)
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (Partner – 1988-2007)
Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione Ltd. (Associate 1984-1988)

Purdue University, B.S. Electrical Engineering (1979)
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D.magna cum laude (1984)

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar (1984)
California State Bar (1989)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1984 – Reg. No. 31,487)
Numerous U.S. District and Appellate Courts

Published Appellate Decisions
Adelberg Laboratories, Inc. v. Miles, Inc., 921 F.2d 1267 (Fed. Cir. 1990).
Harris Corporation v. Ixys Corporation, 114 F.3d 1149 (Fed. Cir. 1997).
E-Pass Technologies v. Palm et al., 473 F.3d 1213 (Fed. Cir. 2007)
Amkor Technology, Inc. v. ITC, 692 F.3d 1250 (2012)

Presentations and Publications
– “From Conception to Litigation: Patent Law Issues in the United States, Japan and China,” Pacific Rim Advisory Council, Boston, April 2009
– “ITC Section 337 Investigations: The U.S. International Trade Commission and Chinese Companies,” Shanghai Intellectual Property Law Assoc., Shanghai, China, February 2009 
– “Willfulness Post-Seagate,” 8th Annual WilmerHale Intellectual Property Conference, Boston, June 2008
– “Patent Litigation: U.S. and Korean Perspectives,” Seoul National University Center for Law and Technology, Seoul, Korea, September 2006
– “Worldwide Patent Litigation – Jurisdictional and Evidentiary Strategies and Costs,” Townsend Intellectual Property Seminars, Palo Alto, Ca., 2005
– “Basic Concepts of Intellectual Property Law,” Malaysia Pacific Industries Two-Day Seminar, Ipoh, Malaysia, July 28-29, 2005
– “Litigating Patent Infringement Before the International Trade Commission: The Super Fast Track”

Representative Technologies
Computer graphics, computer display panels, clinical laboratory equipment, solid state control circuits for internal combustion engines, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, microprocessors and microcontrollers, computer controlled manufacturing equipment and processes, control systems and robotics for automated warehousing, manufacturing, and semiconductor fabrication applications, satellite imaging, semiconductor fabrication equipment and processes, small signal and power semiconductors and integrated circuits, electronic postage equipment and systems, portable shelter structures, roller blades, piezoelectric and solid state angular rate sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes and related sensor and control electronics, wired and wireless computer networks and network security including virus and intrusion detection, enterprise network backup systems and methods, automated packaging equipment, software development management systems and methods, semiconductor and sensor packaging, equipment and processes, medical and clinical devices, electronic gaming machines, HVAC equipment and controls, hard disk drive heads and controls, computer storage systems including RAID systems, printed circuit board and integrated circuit test equipment, water purification systems, various mechanical inventions, smart cards, chemical processes and chemistries for rubber tire production, semiconductor and other solid state materials analysis equipment and methods, power over ethernet (PoE), IoT and fog computing, some life sciences

Other Information
– Northern California Super Lawyer – intellectual property 2009-2015
– Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – leader in intellectual property and patent law 2006-2009

If you would like to speak with William, you can call him at 701-281-8822.