William K. Merkel, Ph.D., has provided a range of intellectual property legal services to a diverse portfolio of clients for more than 15 years.  With a current focus on patent prosecution in the biotechnological arts, he has prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications drawn to such diverse technologies as modulators of metabolic pathways involved in disease states, viral oncotherapies, agricultural developments in the greentech arena, and pharmaceutical products and methodologies.  Dr. Merkel’s efforts to protect his clients’ interests has extended beyond patent issuance, to the litigation of matters requiring court intervention.  As a result, his clients gain a trusted resource capable of evaluating and appropriately protecting the most complex technologies.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., Biological Sciences
  • Knox College, B.A., Economics and Psychology

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

William K. Merkel, Ph.D.

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William K. Merkel, Ph.D., has provided a range of intellectual property legal services to a diverse portfolio of clients for more than 15 years.  With a current focus on patent prosecution in the biotechnological arts, he has prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications drawn to such diverse technologies as modulators of metabolic pathways involved in disease states, viral oncotherapies, agricultural developments in the greentech arena, and pharmaceutical products and methodologies.  Dr. Merkel’s efforts to protect his clients’ interests has extended beyond patent issuance, to the litigation of matters requiring court intervention.  As a result, his clients gain a trusted resource capable of evaluating and appropriately protecting the most complex technologies.

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William K. Merkel, Ph.D.

William K. Merkel, Ph.D.

William K. Merkel, Ph.D.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., Biological Sciences
  • Knox College, B.A., Economics and Psychology

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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