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Professor of Law
Director, Center for the Law of
Intellectual Property and Technology
William Hubbard
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 508

Administrative Assistant: Shavaun O'Brien
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1112


J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Dartmouth College

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Copyright Law
Civil Procedure
International Intellectual Property
Patent Law
Property Law
Trademark Law
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.

Professor 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, the Boston College Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review, the Florida Law Review, and the 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.

Selected Publications

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).

Articles on Social Science Research Network

Talks and Presentations

Speaker, The Debilitating Effect of Strong Patents, Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference (February 2014).

Speaker, The Debilitating Effect of Strong Patents, George Washington School of Law (November 2013).

Speaker, The Debilitating Effects of Strong Patents, University of New Hampshire Intellectual Property Roundtable (November 2013).

Speaker, Intellectual Property and X-Inefficiency, Mid-Atlantic Patent Works-in-Progress Conference (September 2013).

Speaker, Intellectual Property and X-Inefficiency, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (August 2013).

University of Baltimore Law School, Who Owns the Rights to Your DNA, Moderator (April 2013).