William C. Rowland

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

William C. Rowland is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property section and Patent Prosecution group, and is the Mechanical Practice Group leader. His practice is focused on client counseling on intellectual property matters, concerning both domestic and international issues, as well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical, optical and electrical technologies and industrial designs.

He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as the Advisory Committee. In 2018, 2014 and 2013, Bill was recognized for his work in the intellectual property practice as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property. In 2018, he was recognized in IAM’s Patent 1000 list, the best-in-class listing of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners.

Bill was a partner with Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States focusing exclusively on intellectual property, until its lawyers and other professionals joined Buchanan in 2005.

He has been a lecturer on the subject of patents and trademarks before many patent, engineering and community groups in the United States and abroad. He is a co-author of a book published in Japan by Kodansha Scientific Limited explaining U.S. law and patent expressions for Japanese. While in law school, Bill was an intern at the United States Supreme Court.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1980
  • University of Vermont, B.S.M.E., 1977, cum laude


  • Past chair, Intellectual Property Law Section committees, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Education Fund
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


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