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Bill Shreve

Partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP |

William H. Shreve has deep experience in the automotive and powersports industries. He has represented and advised companies with large and sophisticated patent portfolios, including Yamaha Motor Corporation.

Bill represented Yamaha Motor’s automotive division in connection with development and supply agreements with Ford, Volvo, and Aston Martin, and with intellectual property agreements with Audi, Ford, and Bombardier. He also represented Yamaha in litigation.

Before joining the firm, Bill was a manufacturing engineer at Teledyne Relays in Hawthorne, California, where he designed automated systems for the manufacture and inspection of electro-mechanical relays. He had clerkship positions with Knobbe Martens from 1988 – 1989, and with Saidman, Sterne, Kessler and Goldstein of Washington, D.C.

Bill joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1995.