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William A. Ziehler, Ph.D.

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1480
Fax419.241.6894
wziehler@slk-law.com

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Jenna Turco
Direct419.321.1491
jturco@slk-law.com

Dr. William Ziehler’s legal practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of chemical, biochemical, and biomedical patent applications.  He also prepares freedom-to-operate opinions and prior art searches in the chemical arts and life sciences.

Dr. Ziehler’s graduate thesis focused on biochemical, biophysical, and genetic studies of nucleic acid and protein interactions, in particular those involved in catalytic RNA enzymes.  Thereafter he worked at a biotechnology company where he contributed to the development of a novel means of whole genome amplification, including unique nucleic acid manipulations, which culminated in a pending U.S. patent application.

Dr. Ziehler has experience managing corporate research projects and developing and instituting corporate IP management policies.  He has also taught undergraduate biochemistry courses.

Honors

  • Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health
  • Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Intellectual Property Law, Michigan State University College of Law, 2005
  • Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 1993

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan

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