Bill Hulsey Lawyer



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Bill Hulsey Lawyer – Patents and IP established HULSEY PC to apply a highly developed specialty and experience in a broad span of technical fields. HULSEY PC takes great pride in serving emerging growth companies competing in global markets with products and services relating to renewable and sustainable energy technologies, life sciences, electronics, environmental innovations, software, and aerospace technologies.
The Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory has (a) rated William Hulsey Attorney “AV-Preeminent“ for the past six years, (b) rated him as “AV-Preeminent Judicial Edition” (the highest possible rating), (c) named him a “Top Rated Texas Attorney for Ethics and Legal Ability,” (d) awarded him repeated with their “Client Distinction Award” based on multiple evaluations of his client service and relationships skills, and (e) listed him in their Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys. He is listed among The Best Lawyers in America for patent law, and Hulsey PC as one The Best Law Firms in America. Bill has been recognized with a “Top 1% Most Honored Professionals” award by The American Registry. For the past five years, Av vo Legal Directory, America’s largest on-line attorney directory, has both rated Mr. Hulsey as “10 out of 10-Superb“ and recognized him with their “Clients Choice Award” in the areas of Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Licensing Law. During this period, has continuously ranked his patent practice with their highest client rating in America of all practicing U.S. patent attorneys.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Copyrights Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, International Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Models and Designs, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Medical Intellectual Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality
Patents Biochemical Patents, Biotechnology Patent Prosecution, Biotechnology Patents, Business Method Patents, Chemical Patent Prosecution, Chemical Patents, Computer and Software Patents, Computer Architecture Patents, Design Patents, Electrical Patent Prosecution, Electrical Patents, Electro-Mechanical Patents, Electronic Patents, International Patent Prosecution, International Patents, Internet Patents, Mechanical Patent Prosecution, Mechanical Patents, Medical Patents, Metallurgical Patents, Molecular Biology Patents, Patent Applications, Patent Infringement, Patent Interference Practice, Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation, Patent Portfolio Management, Patent Prosecution, Patent Protection, Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution, Pharmaceutical Patents
Technology and Science Aerospace Technology, Agrochemicals, Chemistry, Coatings Technology, Electronics, Explosives Technology, Fiber Optics, High Technology, High Technology Contracts, Inorganic Chemistry, International High Technology, Internet Technology, Laser Technology, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Medical Technology, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry, Physics, Polymers, Semiconductor Technology, Technical Litigation, Technology Contracts, Technology Finance, Technology Joint Ventures, Technology Law, Technology Licensing, Technology Protection, Technology Transfers
Trade Secrets Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Secret Misappropriation


  • Federal
  • Texas, Tennessee

Employment History

  • Principal | HULSEY PC

    1987 - 2020

    Patent Lawyers and Agents led by Bill Hulsey Patent Lawyer specializing in patents, technology licenses, and using IP rights to promote regional economic development. HULSEY PC serves clients in Austin, TX; Rochester, NY; and Memphis, TN. HULSEY PC clients benefit from our decades of experience in proudly serving these and other IP stakeholder communities across the United States.

    Our practice provides patent, trademark, and related intellectual property legal excellence helping leaders excel through their inventions and brands. We strengthen competitive IP positions of fast growing startup and growing entrepreneurial companies. This truly helps them compete and succeed in challenging global markets. We possess and daily demonstrate deep experience in energy, space technology, medical devices, electronics, software, Internet, chemicals, materials, and photonics.
    Our firm goal is to make each day a masterpiece as we strive to be known as:

    “A Global Standard in Intellectual Property for A Competitive, Entrepreneurial World™”


  • J.D. | Vanderbilt Law School

    1984 - 1987

    J.D. Curriculum
    First-year requirements provide the intellectual foundation on which to build a legal education that is tailored to meet individual needs and interests in the second and third years. Upper-level offerings are almost entirely elective, allowing students to choose from a broad curriculum, combining courses, clinics, externships, independent work, and courses outside the law school to accomplish career goals. Second- and third-year students also have the option of pursuing specific areas of interest through the law school's special academic programs.

  • M.A. - Economics | University of Virginia

    1983 - 1988

    The Economics Department is one of over 30 programs within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Ph.D. program in Economics provides training for careers in both teaching and research by emphasizing theory, quantitative methods, and early involvement in research.

    The success of the program is reflected in our graduates' job placements, which include highly ranked universities, such as Chicago, Columbia, UCLA, Cornell, Penn State, as well as excellent undergraduate institutions, such as Carleton and Brandeis. In a recent survey, UVA ranked fourteenth among graduate programs in academic placement. Many students also find summer or permanent employment in the nearby Washington area, e.g., at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Congressional Budget Office.

    About twenty students enter our program each year. At any given time there are approximately 80-90 students in residence. Classes are small and students are able to work closely with faculty. Graduate students are provided with two computer labs, both equipped with up-to-date PCs and a wide selection of software.

    In addition to taking the core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, doctoral students choose two fields of specialization from: Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Econometrics, Theory, Development, and Labor. Virtually all graded courses can be completed by the end of the second year, so that students can begin dissertation research at an early stage (in the summer after the second year).

    During the third and fourth years, students are active in one or more of the regularly scheduled workshops: Theory, Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Econometrics, Development, and International Economics.

    Applications and all credentials must be submitted through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' online application. The non-refundable application fee must be paid online via credit card. If you are eligible for an application fee waiver, please contact the Graduate School when you are ready to apply. The School's Dean of Admissions may waive the fee to members of certain organizations. However, you should contact me directly if you think that your application may arrive later than the January 15th deadline.

  • B.S. - Theoretical Mathematics | Rhodes College

    1973 - 1977

    Theoretical Mathematics
    Theoretical mathematics is the study of abstract mathematical structures which form the basic framework for the rest of the mathematical sciences. In large part, theoretical mathematics is inspired by intellectual curiosity. Theoretical mathematics provides the tools for scientific discoveries in the future, often in unexpected ways.

    Discrete Mathematics
    Algebra includes the study of groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces which are the basic frameworks from which to study many other areas of mathematics and science. Combinatorics is the study of counting the number of possibilities that meet a certain criteria. This subject closely relates to probability.

    Analysis includes operator theory and C*-algebras – the study of infinite dimensional systems of equations, Fourier analysis – the study of infinite dimensional trigonometric systems, complex analysis – the study of functions of a complex variable, partial differential equations and dynamical systems – the equations which model how physical quantities change with time or space, and research in theoretical and mathematical physics.

    Geometry and Topology
    Geometry and topology is the study of how objects in space bend or twist. It also involves categorizing objects based on properties such as the number of holes that are present or their symmetry.

    Number Theory
    Number theory is the study of integers and fractions (rational numbers) – how they factor and how they arise as solutions to equations.

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  • Austin, Texas, Travis County

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