About Attorney William C. Collard

  • Prosecuted over two thousand patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office including over one thousand applications in the electrical/ computer and business method arts with the remainder in the mechanical and chemical arts.
  • Skilled in computer programming, including website design involving HTML, CSS, Python, and Javascript, resulting in the creation of multiple websites.
  • Worked directly with hundreds of inventors to advise them on the patent process and counseled clients to maximize their patent protection.
  • Drafted and negotiated multiple license agreements for licensors and licensees.
  • Prosecuted many international PCT applications before the World Intellectual Property Office.
  • Specialized in patent prosecution for over 25 years.
  • Lectured internationally on business method and computer related patents.

Prior Experience

  • Worked with a Fortune 500 company in their in house patent and technology department.
  • Worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their Technology Transfer Department.
  • Worked with a Fortune 500 company in their technology research center performing scientific and engineering experiments on products.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • New York Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association (Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee 2005-2007)
  • International Intellectual Property Law Society
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker at the Center for International Legal Studies, Kitzbühel, Austria regarding Business Methods presentation titled: “Business Methods After Bilski” February, 2011
  • Articles Published in Nassau Lawyer and the Attorney of Nassau

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1998
  • Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994


  • J.D. Emory University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S. Lehigh University Materials Science and Engineering, 1993
  • B.A. Lehigh University International Business, 1993

Practice Areas