William D. Cramer

William D. Cramer

Clark Hill PLC

Recognized since 2023

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

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Bill Cramer protects his clients’ valuable rights in various aspects of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. Bill is an experienced litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement lawsuits in district courts throughout the United States. He also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and appeals at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

As a registered patent attorney, Bill represents individual inventors, small businesses, and multinational companies in proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and coordinates with foreign intellectual property attorneys in proceedings in the intellectual property offices of variety of other countries.

Bill also regularly assists clients with a variety of technology-related legal needs, including preparation and review of licensing and technology transfer agreements, employment matters relating to the engagement and termination of high-tech employees, preparation of freedom-to-operate opinions, and disputes involving technology contracts.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Bill designed and developed state-of-the-art data communication, telephony, and cartography software, and wrote several books and magazine articles on computer hardware and software topics.

Contact & Links
  • 901 Main Street, Suite 6000
    Dallas, TX 75202
  • Boston College Law School, JD, graduated 1994
  • Texas Christian University, BS, Chemistry and Computer Science, graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association, 2014
Court Admissions
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States

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Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


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