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School of Law

William Hubbard

Associate Professor of LawWilliam 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
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 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 Boston College Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review, and the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal.

Professor Hubbard received his law degree from Yale Law School. After graduation, Professor Hubbard clerked for the Honorable Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Hubbard then practiced intellectual property litigation for five years with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where his practice involved trials, appeals, and arbitrations involving patent, trademark, and antitrust issues.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

The Debilitating Effect of Exclusive Rights: Patents and Productive Inefficiency, Fl L. Rev. (forthcoming).

The Competitive Advantage of Weak Patents, 54 B.C. L. Rev. 1909 (2013).

Patent Law and Productive Inefficiency, Fla L.Rev. (forthcoming)

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, (Feb. 2014).

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

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

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

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

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