Professor of Law
Director, Center for the Law of
Intellectual Property and Technology
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 508
Administrative Assistant: Deborah Thompson
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1112
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Dartmouth College
Areas of Expertise
International Intellectual Property
Trade Secret Law
William Hubbard has been a member of the faculty since 2009. His teaching interests include Civil Procedure, Copyright Law, International Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Property Law, Trademark Law and Trade Secret Law.
Hubbard's scholarship explores and analyzes the complex effects of patent law on the U.S. and global economies. His articles have appeared in the Arizona Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, Florida Law Review and Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal.
Hubbard received his law degree from Yale Law School. After graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Hubbard then practiced intellectual property litigation for five years with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, where his practice involved trials, appeals and arbitrations involving patent, trademark and antitrust issues.
U.S. Perspectives, in SEPs, SSOs, AND FRAND: ASIAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON FOSTERING INNOVATION IN INTERCONNECTIVITY 89-126 (Kung-Chung Liu & Reto M. Hilty eds. 2020)
Articles and Essays
Razing the Patent Bar , 59 Ariz. L. Rev. 383 (2017).
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).
Talks and Presentations
Slanted Justice: Free Speech and Trademark Law at the Supreme Court, Organizer and Speaker, University of Baltimore, September 2019
FRAND in the United States, Invited Speaker, SEPs, SSOs, and FRAND – Fostering Innovation and Interconnectivity: Asian and Global Perspectives, November 2017
Breaking Down Brexit’s IP Implications, Speaker, Maryland State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, November 2016
Copyright Realignment: Updating Copyright Law for the 21st Century, Organizer and Speaker, University of Baltimore IP Symposium, April 2016
Patent Law, Innovation, and American Competitiveness, Invited Speaker, Marquette University School of Law, March 2016
Razing the Patent Bar, Presenter, Mid-Atlantic Patent Works in Progress Conference, November 2015
The Debilitating Effect of Strong Patents, Speaker, Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference, February 2014
The Debilitating Effect of Strong Patents, Speaker, George Washington School of Law, November 2013
The Debilitating Effects of Strong Patents, Speaker, University of New Hampshire Intellectual Property Roundtable, November 2013
Intellectual Property and X-Inefficiency, Speaker, Mid-Atlantic Patent Works-in-Progress Conference, September 2013
Intellectual Property and X-Inefficiency, Speaker, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, August 2013
Who Owns the Rights to Your DNA, Moderator, University of Baltimore Law School, April 2013