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O&R Patent Law

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Frank R. Occhiuti

J. Robin Rohlicek, Ph.D.

Ido Rabinovitch


Attorneys, Agents & Technology Specialists

Bill Braunlin, Ph.D.

Faustino A. Lichauco

Zachary Rimkunas

Bill Braunlin, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Areas of Practice

Bill has wide-ranging expertise in physical chemistry, molecular biophysics, drug development and biotechnology. He is a technical expert in multinuclear NMR, spectroscopic and thermodynamic analysis, biotechnology and instrumental methods.

Bill’s areas of practice include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Alternative Energy Technologies

Bill works efficiently and effectively with inventors, entrepreneurs and technology commercialization professionals. Bill is passionate about providing IP support for promising academic and small business technologies, and helping to move them forward on the path towards commercialization.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Occhiuti & Rohlicek LLP, Bill had a successful and varied career as a tenured faculty member, Principal Scientist, Director of Biophysics research, and Chief Scientific Officer in drug discovery and biotechnology, and as a technical and IP consultant. Bill has many years of experience writing and reviewing grants for multiple US and foreign agencies, and has supported start-ups with grant-proposal writing and strategy.


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Chemistry, Antioch College

Bar Admissions

Bill is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Bill is an author on 30+ scientific and technical papers and review articles, in journals including Biochemistry, The Journal of Molecular Biology, Biopolymers, The Biophysical Journal, and The Journal of Physical Chemistry. He is fluent in German and Swedish.