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 and manufactured OEM automated packaging machinery for the food service disposal industry. Bill also worked as an HVAC Retro-Commissioning and Design Engineer, where he inspected, evaluated, and designed HVAC systems for government facilities and military bases.

As an associate at Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC, Bill works closely with corporate, university, and individual clients to protect their intellectual property rights. Bill has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technologies, such as automotive components and safety devices, medical devices, fluid flows, construction, additive manufacturing, HVAC and refrigeration, electric motors, automated machinery, sports equipment, textiles, tools and fabrication equipment, manufacturing processes, and controls.

Bill received his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. When he’s not working, Bill enjoys woodworking, cooking, and spending time with his wife and son.


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)