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Patent Trademark and copyright lawyer

William J. Ruano, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1933, Illinois 1945, United States Supreme Court 1940. Named Outstanding Citizen Upper St. Clair, Republican Party, 1974. Member of American Bar Association, Pittsburgh Patent Law Association (president 1975), American Patent Law Association, Patentee nuclear reactor control, Elks (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania), Bethel-St. Clair Rotary (president 1974).

Background

Ruano, William J. was born on April 20, 1908 in Pittsburgh. Son of Urbano and Maria (De Nardo) Ruano.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1933. Master in patent Law, Washington College Law, 1934.

Career

Bar: District of Columbia 1933, Illinois 1945, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1940. Patent attorney Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, 1938-1942, Christy, Parmelee & Strickland, Pittsburgh, 1946-1949. Sole practice, Pittsburgh, 1949.

School director Upper St. Clair Township. Member board commissioner Upper St. Clair Township, 1964-1978, president, 1977, district justice, 1977-1978. Parkway West Vocational School.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1933, Illinois 1945, United States Supreme Court 1940.

Membership

Served as lieutenant colonel Signal Corps and C.E., United States Army, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, American Patent Law Association, Pittsburgh Patent Law Association (president 1975). Clubs: Bethel-St. Clair Rotary (president 1974), Elks (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania).

Patentee nuclear reactor control.

Connections

Married Adelaide Maffei, September 24, 1930 (deceased 1976). Children: William j., Joy, Mary Elaine, Robert. Married Sylvia Vajda, March 31, 1989.

father:
Urbano Ruano

mother:
Maria (De Nardo) Ruano

spouse:
Adelaide Maffei

spouse:
Sylvia Vajda

child:
Robert Ruano

child:
Mary Elaine Ruano

child:
Joy Ruano

child:
William J. Ruano