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Billy assists clients in formulating and implementing relevant intellectual property strategies including patent protection strategies and trade secret protection strategies. He has experience crafting intellectual property agreements and policies. He also has experience in performing intellectual property due diligence and audits.

A registered patent attorney since 2002, Billy has significant experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to computer software and the electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts, as well as trademark applications spanning a wide range of goods and services. His experience extends across a diverse collection of technologies, goods, and services.

Billy provides opinions on patentability, clearance/freedom-to-operate, infringement, and invalidity. He has been involved in several patent disputes, including complex multi-patent, multi-venue litigation.

Billy has authored several articles on intellectual property legal topics, and he has delivered numerous presentations to various companies and organizations.

A member of the Ohio, D.C., and Columbus Bar Associations, Billy is also active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Billy was employed with Sughrue Mion, PLLC prior to joining Calfee in 2005. He became a partner in 2011 and currently serves on the firm’s Practice Planning & Growth Committee (formerly known as the Executive Committee).  


J.D., cum laude, University of Dayton School of Law, 2001

BSCS and BSCIS, summa cum laude, University of South Florida, 1998


Professional & Community

Professional & Community

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), member

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), member

Ohio, Bar Association, member

D.C. Bar Association, member

Columbus Bar Association, member

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Licensed In

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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