Versatile multidisciplinary award-winning attorney admitted in California focusing on the intersection of commercializing complex technologies & intellectual properties; designing, creating, protecting and monetizing intellectual property rights like patents and trade secrets; structuring and closing complex technology and IP commercial transactions and licensing; U.S. patent advice; U.S. export controls and sanctions; NYSE and SEC securities laws; data privacy & monetization, digital assets; fund raising and global capital markets to guide commercialization of 21st century emerging products & services like next-gen hardware, software, platform and data, with particular focus on the $10 Trillion electric/autonomous vehicles market, advanced semiconductors, and smart energy solutions.
Bilingual, well-connected professional, for 17 years William worked with leading semiconductor engineers at TSMC to create, protect and commercialize nano-scale semiconductor transistors and wafers that are roughly 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Multi-disciplinary Business & Legal Skills: Wealth of experience in the business-friendly application of U.S. intellectual property monetization, U.S. patents, trade secrets, intellectual property licensing and joint development, venture capital, capital raising, securities, corporate finance, M&A, CFIUS, U.S. inbound and outbound investment transactions, export control, data privacy GDPR, California and U.S. Federal regimes, cybersecurity, corporate legal, administrative, compliance, private equity & wealth management law & practice relating to 21st century emerging technology issues.
Trade Secrets & Commercialization Experience: William helped design, build and implement TSMC’s trade secret protection program and advised its Audit Committee on trade secret best practices. Currently William serves at an emerging technology company with applications in smart energy, semiconductors, robotics, gaming, data centers, advanced computing and electric vehicles on trade secrets protection, IP commercialization and fund raising matters as well as business development in the U.S. and Asia. He also is mentoring three global startups on accelerating their monetization of key trends in digital assets and AI.
Please see William’s technology blog at www.emergingtechlaw.org where he explores and analyzes the legal, business and social issues facing the development, adoption and monetization of key emerging technologies.