Robert Hulse's practice focuses on prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including electronics, computer software, telecommunications, audio/video media, electromechanical and medical devices, and financial products.
His practice also involves intellectual property counseling, including evaluating risks from third-party patents and assisting in efforts to design around those patents. Serving as an independent expert evaluator for a major patent pool, he has significant experience determining the essentiality of patented technology to a number of standards bodies’ specifications, including 802.11, WiMAX, H.264, and AGORA-C. Mr. Hulse has also analyzed intellectual property issues for numerous due diligence and litigation matters.
In addition to providing legal services for his clients, Mr. Hulse is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches patent drafting and prosecution. He is also a member of the faculty at the Practicing Law Institute and has lectured on topics related to patent law at the University of Washington School of Law, Dalhousie University, and the National University of Singapore.
In 2012, Mr. Hulse was recognized as one of the Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Managers in California by the Daily Journal.