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William H. Quirk, Partner


Chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, William H. Quirk is a certified patent attorney admitted to practice in the State of Texas and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Quirk has practiced intellectual property law for more than thirty years and in FDA and regulatory affairs for nearly as long. Mr. Quirk strategically manages legal affairs for technology development enterprises, developing and monetizing their intellectual property portfolios and resolving pathways for favorable regulatory treatment, all in sync with true corporate objectives.Before joining the firm in 2008 Mr. Quirk served the bulk of his career as in-house counsel for two technology-based consortiums, most recently as General Counsel for medical and veterinary technology developer Vital Needs International, and previously as Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs with Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a global medical technology company that leads the marketplace in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces.  Prior to that, Mr. Quirk focused on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution in private law practice.

Education & Bar Admission

Juris Doctor, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, San Antonio Bar Association

Community Involvement

An involved community leader, Mr. Quirk serves on various civic and charitable boards.


“Best Lawyer” Intellectual Property, S.A. Scene Magazine (2014-2023)

“Best Lawyer” Patent Law, Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024 Editions)