The Firm is pleased to announce that Registered Patent Attorney William E. Sekyi has joined Patterson Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Sekyi has fourteen years of experience in intellectual property law and sixteen years of experience as an engineer.
“We are thrilled to welcome William to the firm,” said Ed Lanquist, Managing Shareholder. “His diverse experience in law and engineering complements several technology practice areas.”
Mr. Sekyi has experience managing patent litigation teams as well as with patent prosecution in the computer hardware & software, chemical and mechanical arts, infringement and validity studies, negotiating license agreements and client counseling.
For seven years, Mr. Sekyi was with Fish & Richardson, P.C. in Washington D.C., where he managed patent litigation teams and was involved in patent prosecution and client counseling. Previously, he was an associate at Arnold & Porter, LLP. As an engineer, he worked for companies such as Exxon, and for Mobil Oil, Shell, and Schlumberger Technical Services overseas in Ghana, Germany, Italy and Libya.
Mr. Sekyi is a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He holds an M.S. in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University, and a B.S. with honors in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London University, in the U.K.