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William Merkel

William Merkel

William K. Merkel, Ph.D., is a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago, Illinois. For nearly twenty years, Bill has been prosecuting patent applications in the biotechnological arts before domestic and foreign patent offices and litigating patent matters in various U.S. courts. Bill can be reached at (312) 474-6629 or

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