William Gehris Profile

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William C. Gehris

Partner, New York Office

WILLIAM C. GEHRIS received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1988. He then worked as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for automotive transmission control system technology. In 1992 he received his law degree from Columbia University.

Mr. Gehris prosecutes and litigates patents, and helps clients design products to avoid patent issues. He is fluent in German, and gives speeches regularly in Germany on United States patent issues.

Bar Admissions: New York State, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Texas, District of Columbia and United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative litigations (representation highlighted): Traffic Information LLC v. Mercedes-Benz (ED Tex); Oyster Optics Inc. v. Discovery Semiconductor (SDNY); Oyster Optics Inc. v. Fujitsu Ltd. (SDNY); Goss International Americas, Inc. v. KM Newspaper Services (ND Ill); Goss International Americas, Inc. v. GMA (ND Ill); Muller Martini v. Goss International Americas, Inc. (D. Del); Muller Martini v. Goss International Americas, Inc. (D. Minn); Perouse S.A. v. Gore Medical (SDNY); PT Diagnostics v. MTU Aero Engines AG (ED Tex).

Education

Columbia University

Juris Doctor, 1992

Princeton University

B.S, Aerospace Engineering, 1988

Admissions

  • New York State
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office