WHIPgroup is excited to announce that Bill Birks has joined the firm as a law clerk. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, Bill worked as an engineer for several years designing and implementing manufacturing fixtures at a fluidics systems sensors and controls company. During his engineering tenure, Bill collaborated with product design engineers and manufacturing associates to specify new processes for manufacturing fluidics systems components and design fixtures relying on his experience in applying mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, computer, ergonomic, automation, and lean manufacturing concepts.
Prior to joining the firm, he attended UCONN’s School of Law, graduating in December of 2017. While in law school, Bill focused on patent law and practiced in the IP Law Clinic prosecuting U.S. patents for entrepreneurs. He also worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA, where he examined patent applications relating to power plant systems. Bill sat for the Connecticut State Bar Exam in February 2018 and is awaiting admission. He is also working towards admission to the Patent Bar.
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