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*Mr. Hubbard is not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. He is supervised by an attorney licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Will Hubbard is an attorney in Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Group practicing in the firm’s office in Washington, D.C. A mathematician by training, Will has advised clients on patent issues involving diverse technologies ranging telecommunications to foodstuffs. He has also represented clients in trademark and antitrust litigation. In pursuing these matters, Will has represented clients in international arbitrations, federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Will also provides clients with a rare analytical perspective. In addition to his role as Senior Counsel at Womble Carlyle, Will is a tenured professor at the University of Baltimore School of law, where he teaches IP courses, researches complex IP topics, and directs the law school’s IP center. Through his academic appointment, Will invests substantial time and effort analyzing cutting-edge developments intellectual property law, particularly issues related to European patent law. Armed with these insights, Will anticipates problems on the horizon and cost-effectively develops customized solutions for clients facing difficult problems that can’t be solved through standard approaches.
Will received his law degree from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where he played on the school’s soccer team and graduated summa cum laude. After graduating from law school, Will clerked for the Hon. Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Will then spent five years as a senior associate in the IP litigation group at a major national law firm, focusing on antitrust, patent, and trademark disputes. In disputes in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission Will prepared pleadings, discovery requests, motions, and briefs. Will also represented numerous clients in federal appeals and submitted an amicus brief on behalf of a global technology company in eBay v. MercExchange, 547 U.S. 388 (2006).
Will is also a frequent speaker and writer on IP litigation issues.
Razing the Patent Bar, ARIZ. L. REV. (forthcoming)
The Debilitating Effect of Exclusive Rights: Patents and Productive Inefficiency, 66 FLA. L. REV. 2045 (2014)
The Competitive Advantage of Weak Patents, 54 B.C. L. REV. 1909 (2013)
Competitive Patent Law, 65 FLA. L. REV. 341 (2013) (lead article)
Inventing Norms, 44 CONN. L. REV. 369 (2011)
Efficient Definition and Communication of Patent Rights: The Importance of Ex Post Delineation, 25 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH L.J. 327 (2009) (reprinted in 41 INTEL. PROP. L. REV. 45 (2009)
Note, Communicating Entitlements: Property and the Internet, 22 YALE L., & POL’Y REV. 401 (2004)
Organizer and Speaker, Copyright Realignment: Updating Copyright Law for the 21st Century, University of Baltimore IP Symposium, April 2016
Invited Speaker, Patent Law, Innovation, and American Competitiveness, Marquette University School of Law, March 2016
Invited Speaker, Razing the Patent Bar, UNH Intellectual Property Roundtable, November 2015
Organizer and Speaker, Post-Grant Procedures at the Patent Office: Timely Cure or New Disease?, University of Baltimore IP Symposium, April 2015
Presenter, Intellectual Property and Universities, USM Academic Transformation Advisory Council, May 2014
Panelist, Supreme Court Series: Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies, American University Washington College of Law, April 2014
Moderator and Panelist, Google Books: A Discussion of Legal and Social Implications, University of Baltimore School of Law, April 2014
Invited Speaker, The Debilitating Effect of Strong Patents, Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference, February 2014
Panelist, U.S. Supreme Court 2013 Term Preview, University of Baltimore School of Law, September 2013
Moderator, Who Owns the Rights to Your DNA, University of Baltimore Law School, April 2013
Presenter, The Fracas over the Patents of Actavis, University of Baltimore Law School, April 2013
Presenter, Understanding the $1 Billion Verdict from Apple v. Samsung, University of Baltimore Law School, September 2012
Panelist, Patent Law in the 21st Century: Overhaul, Tweak, or Status Quo?, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, July 2011
Lecturer, U.S. Intellectual Property Law, Goodwill Tour of Officials from the City of Tianjin, China, January 2010
Intellectual Property Litigation