William J Hurles

William J. Hurles


Education & Credentials


Michigan State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 2014

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Prominent Assignments

Patent application preparation and prosecution worldwide, including experience in the following technologies:

  • Automotive systems and equipment including suspension systems, braking systems, and paint ovens
  • LED lighting systems
  • Medical devices, including breast cancer detection systems and dental tools
  • Houseware products

Patentability searches and opinions

Non-infringement and patent validity opinions

Trademark opinions and applications

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)

Prior Professional Experience

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Hurles was trained as an intern in the Dickinson Wright PLLC Intellectual Property Academy. He also worked in the power generation industry for Siemens Energy, Inc. in their Engineering Development Program, where he gained experience in gas turbine and steam turbine service engineering.

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