U.S. Patent Attorney William Bollman


U.S. Patent Attorney
Admitted to the Washington DC Bar
Admitted to the Maryland State Bar
Admitted to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

Prosecution, Utility Patents, Design Patents, Licensing, Opinions, Litigation Support, Copyrights


J.D., George Washington University
M.E (Electrical Engineering), Clemson University
B.S (Electrical Engineering), University of Delaware

Work Experience

Engineered IP LLC (Partner)
Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, LLP (Partner)
Manelli Selter PLLC (Partner)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Associate)
Northrop Grumman Advanced Systems Denro (Lead Design Engineer)
AT&T Bell Labs/Lucent (Design Engineer)

I have over 25 years of experience in patent drafting, prosecution, and post-issuance proceedings in the electrical, computer, mechanical, and health related fields. I have secured important patents in fields such as mobile payment technologies, fiber optics, text messaging technologies, location technologies, semiconductors, optical systems, lasers and many others. I have had more than a dozen patents successfully survive the post-grant challenges of Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) and reexams. I have also testified on numerous occasions in support of patents that I wrote with successful outcomes for the client. I started my career as a practicing Design Engineer for 10 years before entering the patent profession, and have been working with RYUKA IP Law Firm since 2017.