- Brigham Young University, Juris Doctor in Law
William Bunker is a partner with the intellectual property firm of Knobbe Martens. He specializes in developing and executing worldwide patent and trademark protection strategies for a wide diversity of clients – from startups to multi-national corporations. He has extensive experience in the many fields of medical devices, as well as computer implemented and internet based inventions such as financial services and various forms of business methods. Mr. Bunker frequently advises clients on clearance matters (so called “freedom to operate” or “right to practice” analyses) as well as responding to and conducting due diligence in investment and acquisition contexts. Licensing and all forms of business transactions involving IP is a substantial portion of Mr. Bunker’s practice.
Mr. Bunker has been a contributing author on intellectual property law for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, including such topics as the GATT amendments to U.S. intellectual property laws, European Community Trade Mark system, color trademarks, doctrine of equivalents, declaratory judgment practice, etc. He has lectured on intellectual property law to the World Trade Association of San Diego, the Orange County and San Diego Patent Law Associations, San Diego's High Technology Section of the C.P.A. Society, the U.C.S.D. CONNECT Program on Technology and Entrepreneurship, the High Technology Section of the Orange County Bar Association, the Tax and Business Law Section of the Riverside County Bar Association, Licensing Executives Society, and the International Bar Association. He has lectured on various patent and intellectual property topics in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Santiago, Chile; Barcelona, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; Cancun, Mexico; Reykjavik, Iceland; Singapore; Buenos Aires, Argentine; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Vancouver, Canada.