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William G. Conger

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Michigan OfficeP (248) 226-2771

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As a patent lawyer and Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman's chemical practice, Bill instills trust and confidence in his clients. His clients know that they can rely on him to make important decisions that keep their best interests at heart at all times. When there are several... see more >

As a patent lawyer and Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman's chemical practice, Bill instills trust and confidence in his clients. His clients know that they can rely on him to make important decisions that keep their best interests at heart at all times. When there are several alternative paths that can be taken, Bill is skilled at recognizing the one that makes the most business sense for his client.

Bill makes extensive efforts to understand his client`s technology and their business goals, making frequent client visits, and even occasionally working on-site for extended periods. Bill works directly with inventors so that he can fully understand their inventions and maximize the scope of all related patents. As a result of his effectiveness and creativity, he has twice been named as a co-inventor on patents.

Based on his experience as a former Director of Patents for BASF, Bill developed an extensive international practice, assisting foreign clients in filing applications for inventions first filed in other countries. Bill`s experience allows him to finesse the originally-filed foreign application to obtain the broadest possible protection in the United States, to reduce costs to the client, and to shorten prosecution as well.

Bill also takes great pleasure in drafting original patent applications. He likens the process to writing the great American novel because it allows him to weave together a compelling persuasive argument that leaves the audience with enough information to understand the story being told, without encouraging them to start a new one.

Patents: U.S. 5,283,311 and 5,701,855

Publications and Presentations
“Block v. Rutherford: Pretrial Detainee Rights at Bat – Strike Two.” Detroit College of Law Review 85.2 (1985).

“Patent Reexamination Reexamined.” Detroit College of Law Review 86.2 (1986).

“Patent Exemption for Medical Procedures: A Mixed Blessing.” Michigan Healthcare 2.1 (Jan. 1997): 1+. < see less

Education

J.D., Detroit College of Law, summa cum laude

M.S., Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University

B.S., Chemistry, Michigan State University

A.D. Digital Electronics, DeVry Institute of Technology

State Bar of Michigan

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (President 2001-2002)

American Chemical Society

American Optical Society

Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO)

  • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Share Insights on Filing for U.S. Patents at Munich IP Seminar
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder William Conger will discuss strategies for filing patents in the United States during Meissner Bolte`s IP-Days Seminar in Munich on September 25, 2014. The seminar focuses on best practices for designing successful international filing strategies in different countries around the world, and successfully maintaining your...

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      • Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Share Insights on Filing for U.S. Patents at Munich IP Seminar
        Tuesday, September 16, 2014

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Shareholder William Conger will discuss strategies for filing patents in the United States during Meissner Bolte`s IP-Days Seminar in Munich on September 25, 2014. The seminar focuses on best practices for designing successful international filing strategies in different countries around the world, and successfully maintaining your...