William B. Gont

June 9, 2015

William B. Gont (BS Mech Egr '93) has joined the Chicago office of Taft as part of an expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group.

Gont, a partner at Taft, concentrates his practice on patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio management, product clearances, non-infringement and validity opinions, licensing and the enforcement of client’s intellectual property rights against third parties. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous U.S. and foreign patent applications in a diverse array of technologies, including medical devices, packaging for medical products, electronic gaming machines, automotive, steel making, power tools, and waste gasification.

Gont received his J.D., cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.

Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; and Phoenix, Ariz. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law. It was founded in 1885.