Dr. William Childs

Dr. William Childs

-Patent / Intellectual Property Attorney-

Dr. William Childs has over 12 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. William began his legal career as an Associate in the Patent group of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

William helps people understand how intellectual property can add value to their business, and then takes care of the day-to-day work for them.

Formerly a synthetic chemist with a major corporation, Dr. William R. Childs has extensive experience managing international patent portfolios for large law firms. William has a Ph.D. in chemistry and has provided comprehensive patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion services across many technologies, especially the chemical arts.

Over the course of his career, William has served domestic and foreign clients in wide-ranging technologies which include fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, polymers, semiconductors, materials, petroleum technologies, and more.

William also has considerable experience in IP due diligence, IP litigation, patent interferences, and patent appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

William enjoys reading sci-fi novels, police procedurals, and dining out.


  • B.S., Chemistry, The College of William and Mary, 1997
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008.
  • Member, National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)
  • Member, Houston Intellectual Property Association (HIPLA)

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