William N. Hughet
Mr. Hughet has been practicing for over 15 years in the field of intellectual property law, following a successful career in computer operations processing and management. He is involved in all phases of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; patent interference practice and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board; and patent litigation. He regularly counsels his clients, from sole inventors to international corporations, on intellectual property matters affecting their businesses, goals, and competition.
Mr. Hughet is a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, having had responsibility for applications directed to computer software, networks, electronic commerce and business methods.
Areas of Concentration
Publications & Presentations
“In re Bilski: The Federal Circuit Affirms the Patent Office’s Rejection of Business Method Patent Claims”
“The Granting of U.S. Business Methods Patents,” International Legal Strategy, Vol. IX, No. 1 (January 2000)
“The Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1990: A Solution to the Problem of Pirating Computer Software, or an Exercise in Futility?,” The Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 16, No. 4 (1992)
Professional Affiliations, Honors & Recognition
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association