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About William

Mr. Hulsey established HULSEY Intellectual Property Lawyers, P.C. to apply a highly-developed specialty and experience in energy technologies, including nuclear reactor and materials processing technologies. Graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, he began his career as a US Navy Nuclear Qualified Submarine Officer. His active duty experience included the construction, initial criticality testing, and operational testing and performance of several shipboard nuclear reactor propulsion plants. Since leaving active duty Naval service he has obtained a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, focusing on the commercialization of technologies, and a Juris Doctorate from The Vanderbilt School of Law, which he uses in active practice as a patent attorney specializing in the areas of energy and aerospace technologies. As a practicing patent attorney, Mr. Hulsey has developed and implemented complete intellectual property protection and licensing programs for numerous companies. Mr. Hulsey has committed his law practice and professional endeavors to promoting entrepreneurship and the protection and commercialization of his clients’ intellectual property rights. He serves on the Selection Committee for the Central Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization under The State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund Program. Also, Bill will be a Judge in the nationally-recognized 2009 Idea to Product (I2P®) UT Competition at the University of Texas campus. Through his work as a Fellow of the IC2 Institute, Mr. Hulsey has taught intellectual property rights formation, protection, and commercialization on all continents, except Antarctica, and HULSEY Intellectual Property Lawyers, P.C. provides a team of highly-qualified lawyers, agents, and staff representing clients in patent, trademark, and other intellectual property issues in locations ranging from Slovakia to Australia. Today, Bill is part of a multi-disciplined task force from the University of Texas at Austin serving the Portuguese nation—The University Technology Entrepreneurship Network (UTEN). UTEN knowledge transfer supports objectives that are becoming more and more important for universities in Europe, the US, and elsewhere: (1) excellence in education and research, (2) enhanced interaction with the local region, and (3) enhanced internationalization. The UT-Austin/Portugal UTEN cooperative program fosters ongoing S&T commercialization activities and experiences of relevant Portuguese universities and institutions to build on Portugal’s existing talent and knowledge base to help meet Portugal’s most critical challenges in the area of university-industry collaboration and S&T commercialization. Bill holds a Secret security clearance and has served the Department of Defense in active duty and reserve military, civil servant engineering, and private law practice attorney capacities for a period spanning over thirty (30) years. As a licensed patent attorney, Mr. Hulsey has handled a wide variety of classified patent, proprietary information, trade secret, and intellectual property licensing and contracting matters.

work Experience

Boylan Brown Code Vigdor & Wilson, LLP Jan. 1, 2008 - Current
Of Counsel

HULSEY HUNT PC Jan. 1, 2003 - Current

Large U.S. Law Firm (>200 Attorneys) Jan. 1, 1998 - Jan. 1, 2003
Senior Partner

BAKER BOTTS LLP Jan. 1, 1990 - Jan. 1, 1998
Associate, Partner, and Austin IP Practice Leader

United States Department of The Army Jan. 1, 1982 - Jan. 1, 1985
Electronics Engineer (GS-13)

United States Navy Jan. 1, 1976 - Jan. 1, 1993
Lieutenant Commander

school Education

Vanderbilt University Law School - 1987
JD - Juris Doctor
No accolades provided

University of Virginia - 1987
MA - Masters
No accolades provided

Catholic University of America - 1985
Completed two years night law school
No accolades provided

United States Navy Nuclear Power Program - 1978
Qualified Nuclear Engineer
No accolades provided

Rhodes College - 1977
BS - Bachelor of Science
No accolades provided


Delegation Selectee-Washington DC Advocacy
Austin Chamber of Commerce

Top U.S. Ranking for Patent Attorney

Global Compeition Judge
Global Idea-to-Product Competition

Export Services Recognition for Patent and Trademark Services
U.S. Department of Commerce

Superb 10-of-10 Rating

Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Texas Bar Foundation

New York Bar Foundation
Top U.S. Rated Patent Attorney

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Client Distinction Award

25 Years Legal Service

Delegation Selectee--Washington DC Advocacy
Austin Chamber of Commerce

National Alumni Executive Board
Rhodes College

Competition Judge
Global Idea to Product Competition, Stockholm, Sweden

Approved to Represent Texas Universities
Texas Attorney General

Top Texas Technology Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine

Global Fellow
IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Senior Managing Editor
Vanderbilt Law Review


Conspirare Symphonic Chorus
2011 -

Intellectual Property Owners Association
2011 -

Austin Civic Chorus
2010 -

Competition Judge
University of Texas & Global Idea to Product Competitions
2008 -

Texas Choral Consort
2007 -

Selection Committee Member
Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) Central Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization
2007 -

Secretary & Co-Founder
Belize Educational Foundation
2003 -

Treasurer & Choir Member
St. Michaels Episcopal Church
1993 -

State Bar of Texas
1990 -

American Intellectual Property Law Association
1988 -

American Bar Association
1987 -

Chair & Organizer
Texas Global Intellectual Property Summit
2009 - 2010

Co-Founder & V.P.-Secretary,
Space Authority of Texas (2006);
2005 - 2006

Co-Founder & Board Member
Knowbility Foundation
1998 - 2004

Class Member & Board of Directors
Leadership Austion
1996 - 2002

Board of Directors & Vice President of Board
Boys & Girlsl Clubs of America
1993 - 2009

Tennessee Bar Association
1987 - 1990

Lieutenant Commander
U.S. Navy Reserve
1985 - 1995

import_contactsPublished Works

Creating, Managing, and Commercializing Intellectual Property