In practice for more than a decade, clients draw on both Dr. William A. Ziehler’s legal experience and his biochemistry background. Bill’s legal practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of chemical, biochemical, and biomedical patent applications. He also prepares freedom-to-operate opinions and prior art searches in the chemical arts and life sciences.
Bill’s graduate thesis focused on biochemical, biophysical, and genetic studies of nucleic acid and protein interactions, in particular those involved in catalytic RNA enzymes. Thereafter, he worked at a biotechnology company where he contributed to the development of a novel means of whole genome amplification, including unique nucleic acid manipulations, which culminated in a pending U.S. patent application.
In addition, Bill has experience managing corporate research projects and developing and instituting corporate intellectual property (IP) management policies. He has also taught undergraduate biochemistry courses.
- J.D., magna cum laude, Intellectual Property Law, Michigan State University College of Law, 2005
- Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2000
- B.S., Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1993
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Michigan, 2005
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
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