William F. Kolakowski

During his nearly two decades as a practicing attorney, Mr. Kolakowski has provided a broad range of intellectual property legal services focusing on patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing and related litigation. He regularly counsels individuals and companies with respect to procuring, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. Mr. Kolakowski is a registered patent attorney and his prosecution practice involves the management of worldwide patent and trademark portfolios including the preparation of patent, trademark, and copyright applications, patentability, patent infringement, and patent validity opinions and trademark registrability and clearance opinions. His patent prosecution focuses on the electrical, electro-mechanical, and computer arts and he has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of technologies including:

  • Medical devices (including medical imaging systems, medical device position tracking and navigation systems, and electrophysiological mapping and ablation catheters)
  • Engine and motor control systems (including microprocessor based system and discrete electronic circuits)
  • Motor architectures
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • Electronic interfaces
  • Sensors
  • Power transmission devices (including brakes, clutches and couplings)
  • Vehicle components (including brakes, axles, suspensions, frames, and fluid delivery systems)

During his career, Mr. Kolakowski has authored over two hundred and fifty original patent applications and handled nearly fifty appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Kolakowski also has extensive experience litigating intellectual property disputes. His litigation experience has involved all types of intellectual property and a wide variety of forums including Federal Courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and dispute resolution providers acting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy promulgated by ICAAN.

Mr. Kolakowski also regularly negotiates, prepares and reviews agreements involving all types of intellectual property rights and assets including asset purchase agreements, license agreements, and technology development agreements. Mr. Kolakowski has served as lead intellectual property counsel on several mergers and acquisitions involving purchase prices exceeding $100,000,000.00.

Mr. Kolakowski received both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. During law school, Mr. Kolakowski was an associate editor and then a contributing editor for the Michigan Law Review.

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