" William C. Schrot is a partner of Auerbach Schrot LLC, a Rockville, Maryland intellectual property law firm. "

William C. Schrot, J.D.

William C. Schrot received his B.S. degree in biology from Hobart College in 1994, and received his J.D. degree in 1998 from Rutgers School of Law in 1998. Prior to joining AuerbachSchrot LLC, Mr. Schrot was an associate at a major Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm and focused on complex toxic tort and environmental litigation. He was also a partner at a Washington, D.C. area law firm and focused on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.

Mr. Schrot’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a broad array of technologies including medical devices and processes, mechanical systems and devices, material sciences, molecular biology, microbiology, therapeutics, diagnostics, building and packaging materials, manufacturing processes and equipment, and computer-related inventions.

In addition, Mr. Schrot has significant experience in trademark prosecution and litigation, including opposition, cancellation and appeal proceedings. Mr. Schrot’s practice also involves clearance, validity and patentability analysis, strategic counseling and portfolio management, and enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property rights. Mr. Schrot’s clients range from large corporations to younger companies to major academic and research institutions.

Mr. Schrot is a member of the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the District of Maryland, and of the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Schrot is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association.