William R. Borchers
Will Borchers is an intellectual property attorney that focuses on helping clients protect their important ideas and turn them into assets. His practice includes assisting clients of all sizes, from start-ups, to mid-size companies, to large companies, identify, develop, secure, and monetize their inventions and creations. Before attending law school Will spent four years as an engineer working with radar systems and aerospace vehicles.
Will has refined his legal craft for more than 20 years. He actively works with clients to identify and evaluate the merits of prospective ideas and ways to enhance them. As part of this, Will conducts freedom-to-operate studies and design-around analyses. If worthy of protection, Will has extensive experience helping clients seek protection using patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret regimes. Will also assists clients in monetizing their ideas through licensing and enforcement programs.
B.S. Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Will has prepared over 300 and prosecuted over 500 patent applications in varying fields:
- Oil field tools
- Computer networking
- Industrial automation
- Business methods
- Mechanical systems
- Medical devices
Will’s experience also includes:
- Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, both domestically and internationally
- Conducting freedom-to-operate studies
- Software licensing
- Conducting infringement and validity studies and drafting associated opinions
- Preparing patent re-examinations
- Negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and non-disclosure agreements
- Developing foreign filing programs
- Participating in patent litigations, including liability analysis, strategy, briefing and resolving disputes in the non-litigation context
- “Best S.A. Lawyers” List, San Antonio Scene, 2017-2022
- Information Technology
- Intellectual Property
September 6, 2022Attorney News
‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” List
Jackson Walker congratulates the 42 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.
July 14, 2021Attorney News
‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 38 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 “Best S.A. Lawyers” List
In its 17th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County. The survey takes the voters for each attorney into account, including where the voter works, their practice area, and how many years they have practiced.
July 30, 2020Attorney News
‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 40 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2020 “Best S.A. Lawyers” and “Rising Star Lawyers” Lists
In its 16th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County.
June 24, 2019Attorney News
‘San Antonio Scene’ Recognizes 39 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2019 “Best Lawyers” List
In its 15th year, S.A. Scene‘s “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County.
July 23, 2018Attorney News
‘San Antonio Scene’ Recognizes All San Antonio Attorneys in “Best Lawyers” List
Jackson Walker congratulates the 37 attorneys who were recognized in San Antonio Scene’s “Best S.A. Lawyers” and “Rising Star Lawyers” lists for 2018.
June 29, 2017Attorney News
36 Jackson Walker Attorneys Recognized in S.A. Scene’s 2017 Best Lawyers List
Jackson Walker is proud to announce that 36 of its partners and counsel have been recognized in S.A. Scene magazine’s “Best S.A. Lawyers 2017” list.
June 17, 2015Attorney News
S.A. Scene’s 2015 “Best S.A. Lawyers”
Jackson Walker congratulates the firm’s partners and counsel who were recently included in S.A. Scene’s 2015 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.
April 30, 2014Attorney News
S.A. Scene Releases 2014 “Best S.A. Lawyers”
Jackson Walker congratulates the firm’s partners and counsel who were recently included in S.A. Scene‘s 2014 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.