Canadian Patent Agent
United States Patent Agent (for Canadian applicants)
European Patent Attorney (non-practising)
UK Patent Attorney (non-practising)
D.Phil., Atomic and Laser Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
M.Chem.Phys., Chemical Physics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2023 IAM Patent 1000: Recommended for Patent Prosecution in Canada
As well as being a Canadian Patent Agent, William is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney. He started in the patent profession in 2009 with a top tier firm in the United Kingdom, before moving to Canada in 2014. This international experience means that William is particularly well placed to advise clients who are looking to pursue patent protection around the world.
"Will has the technical background that allows him to quickly grasp technology, communicate easily with engineers and guide his clients through the best strategy in straightforward terms." (Client Testimonial)
William’s practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. He has helped his clients patent inventions related to a wide range of technological fields, including cleantech, nanotech, telecommunications, medical devices, sensor technology and energy generation. William takes pleasure in learning about new technologies, and developing patenting strategies to put his clients in the best position for success in light of their commercial goals and financial constraints.
William received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in Atomic and Laser Physics. His research used high power lasers to explore matter under extreme conditions. This included examining the strength of metals under very high pressures, generating proton beams, and making aluminium transparent (for at least a few femtoseconds).
William enjoys spending time hiking in the Rockies, and following the Ulster and Ireland rugby teams.