William F. Ahmann

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Special Counsel

William Ahmann is a special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Palo Alto office. He focuses on intellectual property law in the fields of wireless networks, telecommunications, computers, software, electronics, security, business methods, and the Internet. Other areas of his practice include patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, copyright, trademark procurement, and designs protection. Mr. Ahmann has worked with a number of clients, rendering patent opinions, including invalidity and noninfringement opinions, focusing on patent prosecution and patent analysis, and establishing internal patent procurement programs and competitive analysis. A registered member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, he has drafted, supervised, and/or prosecuted approximately 600 patent applications, and has filed and/or prosecuted dozens of reexaminations. He has been involved in multiple litigation matters and monetization efforts. He also has served as primary counsel in many licensing negotiations. Mr. Ahmann received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings, and his B.S. from the University of Missouri.