With over two decades of proven skill in advising clients on a broad range of intellectual property (IP) matters, Bill Isaacs serves as a trusted advisor who delivers the experience, value, personal attention, and resource conservation needed to effectively own and monetize IP in the aerospace, mechanical, electrical, software, and medical device sectors. He advises on a broad range of matters, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Bill’s clientele ranges from large-scale and established businesses with high-volume work and a multitude of patent applications in process to start-ups, fast growth, and mid-sized companies and individual inventors seeking to expand their market shares through cutting-edge innovation. Bill strives to be a catalyst for achieving maximum ROI in everything he does. He advises on such issues as:

    • Domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution.

    • Portfolio creation and management.

    • Licensing and client counseling.

    • IP due diligence and corporate transactions.

    • Invalidity, non-infringement, patentability, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Bill practices at the intersection of engineering innovation and the law. He thrives in IP law and strategy because they allow him to draw on his extensive engineering experience and support his passion for flight, aerospace, and space travel. Bill’s seemingly innate curiosity about understanding complex innovation is supported by his legal acuity and technological knowledge and manifests in his ability to determine the broadest possible coverage for his client’s IP.

Bill has drafted and prosecuted domestic and international patent applications for supersonic aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, satellites, engines, computer software and hardware, semiconductor lasers and amplifiers, medical lasers, lithotripters and other ultrasound technology, optical systems, medical devices, cellular telephony devices, and aircraft navigation systems. Clients and colleagues appreciate Bill’s understated, fact-based, and substance-driven approach to rendering legal advice.

Bill takes the time to invest in building trust with those around him through straightforward and clear communication and by understanding each client’s specific commercial objectives. Fluent in the language of even the most advanced engineers and scientists, Bill is direct when advising on which innovations should be patented and are most likely to succeed before the PTAB. He adamantly believes in conserving his client’s financial resources at every turn.

Bill serves as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His JAG duties include various aspects of military and operational law and legal assistance.┬áHe is currently attached to the Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Before JMIN

Bill served nine years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, where he gained valuable engineering experience as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps. Bill was stationed in Iceland and then in Washington, D.C., where he supervised base operations and worked on engineering-related problem solving and management matters. Following law school, Bill served as a senior associate with the Intellectual Property practice group of King & Spalding’s Atlanta Office.

Outside the Office

Bill is the ultimate adventurer. He scuba dives and has piloted airplanes. Bill also camps and hikes with family and friends. Notably, Bill and his youngest daughter set out to explore the Appalachian Trail, a tremendous undertaking that required both physical and mental stamina.

Today, Bill’s greatest entertainment is in his backyard on the lake, where he spends most of his time wakeboarding, surfing, and tinkering with his boat and wave runners to ensure maximum performance from a mechanical viewpoint.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D. with a specialty in Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2001
    • George Mason Law Review
    • Giles S. Rich Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
    • West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Oklahoma, with distinction, 1990

Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1999
  • Georgia Bar, 2001
  • Georgia Northern District Court