*Mr. Hubbard is not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. He is supervised by an attorney licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Will is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group practicing in the Washington, DC office. A mathematician by training, Will has advised clients on patent issues involving diverse technologies ranging from explosives to software to foodstuffs. In pursuing these matters, Will has represented clients before US district courts, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the US International Trade Commission, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.

Will provides clients with a rare analytical perspective, and, in addition to his role as a practicing lawyer, Will is a tenured professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches civil procedure and IP courses, researches complex IP topics, and directs the law school’s IP center. Through his academic appointment, Will invests substantial time and effort analyzing cutting-edge developments IP law, with a special focus on international patent law. Armed with these insights, Will anticipates problems on the horizon and cost-effectively develops customized solutions for clients facing difficult problems that can’t be solved through standard approaches.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Defended an international explosives manufacturing company in a patent infringement dispute in federal district court where the court ruled that the asserted patent was both invalid and not infringed.
    • Defended a major telecommunications company in an investigation in the International Trade Commission involving multiple software patents, where the ITC ruled the asserted patents were not infringed.
    • Defended a foodstuffs client in an infringement suit in federal district court, which held that the asserted patent was both invalid and not infringed and awarded attorney’s fees of more than $1.5 million.
    • Submitted an amicus brief on behalf of a global technology company in the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking case of eBay v. MercExchange, 547 US 388 (2006).
    • Represented a major telecommunications company in an international arbitration regarding a patent license agreement, where the arbitration panel reduced substantially the royalties paid from the amount demanded by the patent owner.

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    Contact information

    +1 202.857.4508
    will.hubbard@wbd-us.com
    +1 202.261.0008

    Bar admissions

    2004, Georgia

    Admitted to practice before:

    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second and Eleventh Circuits

    Education

    • J.D., 2003, Yale Law School
      • Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
    • B.A., 1997, Dartmouth College: Mathematics
      • Summa Cum Laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Rufus Choate Scholar Award for Academic Excellence
      • Intercollegiate Soccer