Avant Law Group and Erickson Kernell are now Avek IP

William B. Kircher
Patent Attorney
913.549.4700

William B. Kircher

Patent Attorney
913.549.4700

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1965
  • B.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia, 1960

ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

HONORS

  • The Best Lawyers In America, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, 1991-2017
  • IP STARS, Managing Intellectual Property, 2014, 2016-2017
  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best Intellectual Property Lawyer in Kansas City
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2005-2009

Bill has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in national and international intellectual property matters.  His experience includes litigation, licensing, application drafting, prosecution, and counseling.

Bill is involved in the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Lawyers Association of Kansas City where he served as the President of the Young Lawyers Section. He has also served as the Dean of Engineering Advisory Council for his alma mater, the University of Missouri-Columbia. Not admitted in Kansas.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City (served as President of the Young Lawyers Section)