Adjunct Professor Robert Hulse is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Fenwick & West LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Professor Hulse has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including electronics, computer software, telecommunications, electromechanical and medical devices, and business methods. His practice also involves of intellectual property counseling, such as 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.
Professor Hulse is a graduate from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the UC Davis Law Review. Before law school, he received M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering from Harvey Mudd College, and he double-majored in economics at Claremont-McKenna College. Professor Hulse also worked as a systems engineer at Hughes, where he designed in-flight entertainment systems for commercial aircraft.