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William E. Sekyi

Of Counsel

William Sekyi is an Of Counsel patent attorney with Patterson Intellectual Property Law in Nashville. He began his practice in Washington, D.C. in 2002 and has been litigating patent disputes in district courts, appellate courts, and the International Trade Commission ever since.  In addition to litigating, he counsels clients on IP matters, prosecutes patents, and more recently has been involved in a number of inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. William earned a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London University, his M.S. in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1995
  • B.Sc., with Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London University (U.K.) 1985

Bar Admissions*

  • District of Columbia
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)


  • “A Comparative Analysis of Enablement in the United Kingdom and the United States Based on Amgen Litigations” [2000/2001] 4 Bio-Science Law Review (2000)
  • Form Over Function – The Growing Trend of Design Patent Protection, Mark A. Kilgore, William E. Sekyi, Association of Corporate Counsel Tennessee Focus, (Q3 2019)


*Not admitted in Tennessee