As an associate with the firm, Bill Samore prepares and prosecutes U.S., foreign, and international patents in numerous technical areas. His prosecution practice involves electrical and mechanical devices, software, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, blockchain technology, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image reconstruction, medical devices, smart home technology, and other computer-related technologies.
Bill is well-versed in all aspects of the patent prosecution process. Bill has drafted dozens of patent applications, including one directed to the wireless charging of a medical device through ultrasonic waves. Bill has also conducted numerous examination interviews at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has successfully brought many of his patent applications to allowance.
Bill has extensive experience with subject matter eligibility issues in patent law. He has successfully petitioned many patent examiners to withdraw claim rejections under 35 USC § 101.
Bill has experience in the following areas:
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Artificial intelligence
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image reconstruction
- Blockchain technology
- Smart home technology
- Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
- Medical devices
Background and Credentials
After undergrad, Bill worked for a Navy contractor where he wrote technical manuals involving the operation and maintenance of the vast electrical systems aboard U.S. nuclear-powered naval ships. Bill brings strong communication skills and an understanding of complex technologies to the firm.
Bill received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D.)
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
- Electrical Engineering
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Publications and Presentations
- “Artificial Intelligence and the Patent System: Can a New Tool Render a Once Patentable Idea Obvious” Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 29, Fall 2013
- "Artificial Intelligence and the Patent System: Can a New Tool Render a Once Patentable Idea Obvious" was also included in the Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018)
Community and Professional Involvement
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Society