With over 25 years of experience, William Honaker has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters including litigation in a broad range of technologies/industries. For his clients, he evaluates patents, trademarks and copyrights along with advising clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter. Bill is a highly sought after IP attorney in part due to his proprietary client communication and project management system, The Harmony System.
William Honaker ’s representation includes Fortune 500 clients, small to mid-size privately held companies and startups. He approaches each client matter from the perspective of the business – whether it is IP rights, IP infringement or Litigation. Bill listens and asks questions to fully understand the true invention and what is critical to his client’s business. Unlike many patent attorneys, Bill understands that just having a patent is not important, that protecting the invention and providing value to the client is the true goal.
William has developed the Harmony System to address the typical frustrations that clients have with their IP counsel. The Harmony System is a five step process that covers critical ongoing information to keep clients informed and ensure there are no surprises. Bill provides regular presentations and training seminars for his clients and their employees on Intellectual Property issues of importance to their business. He also investigates his clients businesses to better understand their business and provide relevant information to them.
- University of Toledo, B.S.M.E., 1979
- University of Toledo College of Law,Georgetown University, J.D., 1984
- Michigan, 1984
- State Bar of Michigan
- Intellectual Property Law Section (Former Chairman)
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- International Trademark Association
- Licensing Executive Society
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