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Bill Hulsey

5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2700 Memphis, Tennessee 38137
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BILL HULSEY PATENT LAWYER – IP & PATENTS 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.  

Mr. Hulsey serves as a Global Fellow of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin and has served on the Board of Directors for the Central Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC), as well as over five years on RCIC Selection Committees in the Central Texas. Mr. Hulsey has served on the Selection Committee for the Central Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization under The State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund Program. In 2011, Bill wrote the submission to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the City of Austin to receive a USPTO Satellite Office, which assisted in Texas’ successful selection for the new U.S. Patent Office in Dallas, Texas.   For the internationally recognized Idea to Product (I2P®) Global Competition, which was started at the University of Texas at Austin, he has served as a finalist judge for competitions at University of Lisbon, Portugal [2010], the Royal Technical University of Stockholm, Sweden [2011 & 2012] and Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora of Sao Paolo, Brazil [2013 & 2014]. Presently, Mr. Hulsey serves as an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University’s Bill Munday School of Business teaching Digital Media Law to M.B.A. students.  

William Hulsey has successfully completed graduate level training and education in engineering as a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and submarine officer, economics through a M.A. in Economics from The University of Virginia and continuing Ph.D. studies at the University of North Texas, and law through a J.D.  from The Vanderbilt School of Law. As an Attorney, is the founder of HULSEY PC and practices in Austin, Texas and  Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Hulsey was a commissioned Naval Officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Force.   Mr. Hulsey holds a J.D. from the Vanderbilt School of Law where he was Senior Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif; a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia focusing on technology industry economic development; and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rhodes College, where he graduated With Distinction.  On September 19, 2016, in collaboration with the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Regional Office of the USPTO, Bill led the organization and presentation of “Patent Reform Five Years On: A Review of the America Events Act” highlighting changes in IP law and practice since the 2011 enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, including the establishment of the AIA Pro Bono Inventor Assistance Program.  

At Rhodes College, Mr. Hulsey recently completed (10/2015) a three-year term on The Rhodes College Alumni Executive Board and is helping his alma mater with spawning new entrepreneurial ventures from the student body, as well as throughout the Memphis and Mid-South communities, by sponsoring and judging the College’s annual Entrepreneurship Club’s Business Plan Competition.   Bill, in earning his Masters of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia, studied mathematical and theoretical economics and focused his graduate thesis an econometric model on essential factors determining the growth of regional technology centers, such as Austin, Texas; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; the Route 128 Area near Boston, Massachusetts; and Silicon Valley, California.   He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and The United States Federal District Court for the Northern & Western Districts of Texas, and all Texas courts.  

Mr. Hulsey has twice been formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Commission’s Export Services Award for providing excellent patent, trademark, and copyright services to foreign companies seeking intellectual property assistance in the U.S. Moreover, his law firm is a Veteran Owned Small Business and has been approved by the Texas Attorney General to represent the University of Texas System and other Texas state institutions of higher learning, such as Texas A&M University and Texas State University. Mr. Hulsey organized and led collaborative efforts with The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce to host the 2010 Texas Global Intellectual Property Summit. This event was attended by approximately 400 participants and featured (a) Mr. David Kappos, Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property/Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office; (b) Congressman and House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R, Tx-21); (c) Mr. James Pooley, Deputy Director General of The World Intellectual Property Organization for Technology & Innovation; and (d) Mr. Lee Soowon, Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

An avid singer of classical choral works, Bill is a tenor with the Texas Choral Consort, the Conspirare Symphonic Chorus, the Austin Civic Chorus, and the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Chancel Choir. He has sung an extensive variety of choral works from a broad array of composers over a twelve-year period, including Ludwig von Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and his most significant choral work, Missa Solemnis, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, John Corigliano’s arrangement of Dylan Thomas’ poem Fern Hill, Gabriel Urbain Faure’s Requiem, G.F. Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Joseph Haydn’s The Creation, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, Ariel Ramirez’ Navidad Nuestra, Gioachino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina (Pro Pax), Heinrich Shutz Johannes-Passion, Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Op.123, Ravel’s Da

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Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1990
U.S. Patent Bar
Admitted in 1988
Admitted in 1987
  • “AV-Preeminent“ - Martindale Hubbell
  • AV-Preeminent Judicial Edition” - Martindale Hubbell
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys - Martindale Hubbell
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Vanderbilt University, JD
Graduated 1987
Rhodes College, B.S.
Graduated 1977
United States Naval Academy, M.S.
Graduated 1979
University of Virginia, M.A.
Graduated 1988
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5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2700
Memphis, Tennessee 38137
609 Southwest Eighth Street, Suite 600
Bentonville, Arkansas 71712
3300 Interstate I-35 N, Suite 700, P.O. Box 161238
Austin, Texas 78716-1238
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