William A. Hector

Counsel
Hector Bill

Bill Hector focuses on complex patent litigation, patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and trademark prosecution. Bill's patent litigation experience includes pre-trial diligence, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, and trial. He has litigated patents related to a diverse set of technologies, including telecommunications, networking hardware, business methods, and internet advertising. Bill has substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the software, electrical, and mechanical arts. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and various foreign patent offices.

Prior to his legal career, Bill worked as an aircraft engineer, designing small carbon composite propellers and jet aircraft.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served as third-chair trial counsel in winning a jury trial verdict in the Eastern District of Texas, for willful infringement of a NobelBiz patent, in its patent infringement lawsuit against Global Connect, LLC and TCN, Inc., related to NobelBiz’s LocalTouch® technology
  • Serves as litigation counsel for computer network test equipment manufacturer
  • Serves as litigation counsel for consumer products company

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Fordham University School of Law 2009
    • Associate Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California at Berkeley 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit