William Hunter

Principal | Southern California | 858-678-4707 |

Bill Hunter is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, patent strategy and analysis, development and management of patent portfolios, patent opinions, due diligence investigations, and post-grant proceedings (e.g., ex parte reexamination and inter partes review). Mr. Hunter has significant experience in advising individuals, start-up companies, universities and research institutes, and technology and manufacturing companies.

Mr. Hunter’s technical focus encompasses the areas of computer and electrical engineering, including computer software, computer networking, digital systems, and Internet-related technologies (e.g., HTTP, SHTTP, and RTMP); content delivery, encryption, and video on demand (VOD) systems (e.g., M3U, AES, and DRM); image processing and manipulation; data search, management and visualization; wireless communication devices and systems, including mobile device technologies relating to WiFi, Bluetooth, and Personal Area Networks (PAN); Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices and systems; solid-state memory devices and control systems (e.g., SSD, flash memory, SDRAM, DDRAM); embedded systems; data storage systems, including magnetic disk and optical disc technologies, and RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) and NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems; product marking systems, including ink jet and laser based systems; and medical devices, instruments, and software.


  • California 1999
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 2001


Awards and Honors
  • Selected by San Diego Daily Transcript as a 2012 Top Attorney of San Diego.
  • BS, University of California, San Diego 1995
    Computer Science
  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law 1999
    cum laude

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