A registered U.S. patent attorney, Bill Zychlewicz works in the firm’s Intellectual Property Services practice and with the Future Energy Group. Spending much of his early career in the electric and gas utility industry, he introduces a unique outlook when guiding clients in the management, protection and enforcement of their technology.

Bill prepares and prosecutes U.S and foreign patent applications and has extensive experience with numerous products and technologies including aircraft engines and aviation systems, medical imaging machines and control/computer systems, nanotechnology, commercial vehicle systems, connectors for electronics, sporting goods and consumer products.

For a wide variety of clients including individual entrepreneurs, technology startups, medium to large technology-based corporations, large research-oriented universities and consumer products companies, Bill drafts responses to United States Patent and Trademark Office actions and appeals briefs; provides opinions regarding infringement, noninfringement, invalidity, and freedom to practice opinions; performs novelty searches and patentability assessments; and provides support for patent litigation. When a decision is made to litigate, he assists in creating a strategy regarding enforcement, prepares cease and desist letters, negotiates settlement agreements, and handles patent re-examinations and interference proceedings.

For clients who see opportunity in future energy initiatives, Bill provides analysis and insight on federal, state and international developments, especially issues related to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). He gives creative, innovative and cost-saving advice to energy producers, consumers and investors on navigating the path to a greener world.

Bill is passionate and dedicated to promoting and helping solo inventors get their start. He educates entrepreneurs about the importance of obtaining patents and assists with questions concerning structuring, marketing and obtaining financing.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Missouri  (B.S., 1987)
    • Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering


  • Nevada, 2012
  • Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Illinois Innovators & Inventors (Vice President, 2009)


Bill began his career in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force operating and maintaining nuclear submarine power plants and piloting the world’s only nuclear-powered deep submersible. He became a commercial nuclear power plant control and instrumentation engineer and then served 15 years as an engineer in the field of electric utility design, operation and maintenance.

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