William L. Krayer

William L. Krayer

Of Counsel

Bill has obtained hundreds of patents as in-house counsel for large corporations and as independent counsel for smaller companies in a wide variety of technologies including water treatment, mining, polymer chemistry, automatic controls, steelmaking, oilfield processes and many others. His experience includes domestic and international technology licensing, providing infringement and validity opinions and managing major patent litigation for corporate clients.

Bill enjoys working with engineers, research scientists and management to explore the possible patentability of innovative ideas and following through with applications drafted to obtain sound patents.

Admitted: Supreme Court Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships: Have been active in Licensing Executives Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association and Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (past President), Chemical Manufacturer's Association (prior Patent Committee), Allegheny County Bar Association

Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Chemistry University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.

Areas of Practice: Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights