William J. Higley, J.D., Ph.D. (EE)
Bill is a patent attorney in our Silicon Valley office with over seven years of experience drafting and prosecuting US patent applications and managing the prosecution of non-US patent applications through foreign counsel. Bill also provides experience in counseling on infringement, validity, and other due diligence for portfolio management, mergers, acquisitions, and asset purchases.
Bill has a doctorate degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Bill has technical experience in a wide range of technologies in both the electrical engineering and computer science fields. Examples of electrical engineering work Bill has performed include signal processing, wireless communications, semiconductors, micro-electro-mechanical systems, and touchscreen interfaces. Examples of computer science work Bill has performed include computer virtualization, file system and database management, application profiling, and network authentication.
In addition to teaching wireless communication classes as an adjust professor at National University, Bill has prosecuted patent applications on various aspects of wireless standards and protocols, including 3G/4G LTE, HSPA, CDMA & EV-DO, Bluetooth, Wifi, WiMAX, and dealing with such technologies as picocell networks, multi-user MIMO, high density modulation, and error-correcting codes. Related to the field of wireless communications, Bill has experience with streaming media, such as voice call data and streaming video including H.264 and MPEG encoded video.
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., University of San Diego
Ph.D. (EE), University of California, San Diego