Bill Clemmons (Mechanical Engineering)
Bill Clemmons is the Senior Patent Counsel for Smith & Nephew, Inc. in Memphis, a large UK-based medical device company. He oversees a variety of intellectual property matters for the Advanced Surgical Devices division, which makes implants for joint replacement, trauma devices for fracture fixation, and products used in arthroscopic surgery. Formerly, he was an associate with Baker Donelson in Memphis and Hubbard, Thurman, Turner and Tucker in Dallas.
After earning his BSME at Ole Miss in 1979, he worked as a Procurement assurance Engineer for Texas Instruments in Dallas and, in 1985, earned his JD at Texas Tech. After ten years in private practice, he joined Smith & Nephew as in-house counsel in 1995.