Bill’s professional experience as an engineer helps him to assess mechanical inventions and effectively draft and prosecute patents. Before becoming a patent attorney, he worked as a Machine Automation Design Engineer, where he designed OEM automated packaging machinery for the food service disposal industry, and he worked as an HVAC Retro-Commissioning and Design Engineer, where he inspected, evaluated and designed HVAC systems for government facilities and military bases.

Bill graduated 5th in his class from the University of Memphis School of Law. He received numerous honors, including the CALI Awards in Criminal Law, Conflicts of Law and Decedents Estates, the Platinum Level Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award and the Dean’s Award for Excellence for Best Memorandum. Bill also served as Articles Editor for the University of Memphis Law Review, as well as a student member of Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court and a member of the Public Action Law Society.


Virginia Tech, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

University of Memphis, J.D., magna cum laude


  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Professional Engineering License, State of Tennessee
  • Experience

    • HVAC Retro-Commissioning and Design Engineer, Geo-Marine Inc.
    • Machine Automation Design and Project Engineer, Nalle Automation Systems
  • Practice Areas

  • Technologies

  • Publications & Presentations

    • Pirate Battles in Outer Space: Preventing Patent Infringement on the 8th Sea, 46 U. Mem. L. Rev. 733 (2016)