Billy assists clients in formulating and implementing relevant intellectual property strategies including patent protection strategies and trade secret protection strategies. He has experience crafting intellectual property agreements and policies . He also has experience in performing intellectual property due diligence and audits.
A registered patent attorney since 2002, Billy is proficient in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to computer software and the electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts, as well as trademark applications spanning a wide range of goods and services. His experience extends across a diverse collection of technologies, goods, and services.
Billy provides opinions on patentability, clearance/freedom-to-operate, infringement, and invalidity. He has also been involved in several patent disputes, including complex multi-patent, multi-venue litigation.
Billy has authored several articles on intellectual property legal topics. He is also a CLE speaker and has given numerous presentations to various companies and organizations.
A member of the Ohio, D.C., and Columbus Bar Associations, Billy is also active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA).
He was employed with Sughrue Mion, PLLC prior to joining Calfee in 2005. He became a partner in 2011.
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Information Technology
- University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
- University of South Florida, BSCS and BSCIS, summa cum laude, 1998
- State of Ohio
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio)