Bill works with clients to secure domestic and international trademark, copyright, and patent protections, to enforce and defend client rights, and to advise on commercializing intellectual property. As Co-Chair of the Trademark Committee of the NY State Bar Association, Chair of the NY State Bar IP Section Membership Committee he speaks to various groups regarding current and emerging IP issues. Bill is active with the International Trademark Association (INTA) as well as California Lawyers for the Arts.
Bill is a principal in W.R. Samuels Law PLLC and of counsel to Rooney Nimmo, where he assists firm clients with IP matters like transactional licensing and M&A related advice as well as IP prosecution work.
Bill is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and recipient of the TI:GER Certificate in Intellectual Property and IP Commercialization. He holds an MA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.
Bill is admitted as an attorney in New York and California.