William Valet has a decade of practical engineering experience which he leverages to guide clients in safeguarding their ideas and inventions.

Bill provides tailored, individualized advice based on clients’ technology, needs, goals and budget. He has experience drafting and prosecuting utility and design patent applications and trademark applications, both domestically and internationally, in myriad technological areas, including medical devices (robotic surgical systems, intra-operative navigation systems, catheters and ablation devices), solar trackers (mechanical, electrical and software-related aspects of articulating solar tracker arrays), and mechanical energy storage systems, among others.

He also performs clearance searches, validity studies and patentability studies in addition to counseling clients on patentability and freedom-to-operate issues.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Bill was a senior associate at a boutique intellectual property law firm in New York. A former mechanical engineer, he has experience designing automation equipment, evaluating and testing consumer products for a global independent safety science company, and helping develop the superconducting radio frequency cavities and liquid helium cryogenic plant for the NSLS-II project at Brookhaven National Laboratory.


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center  (J.D., 2015)
    • Dean’s List
    • CALI Award, Patent Law, January 2014; Licensing in Intellectual Property, June 2014; Comparative Law, June 2014; Conflicts of Laws, February 2015
  • Lehigh University  (B.S., 2006)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Lehigh Formula SAE


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition (Committee Member)


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2018-2020, 2022-present)
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