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Rising Star: Fenwick's Robert Hulse

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Managing the bulk of Facebook's international patent portfolio is just some of the work that has earned Fenwick & West LLP partner Robert Hulse a place on Law360's list of top intellectual property attorneys under 40.

As Facebook's lead outside patent counsel, Law360 Rising Star Hulse helped the social networking company in its acquisition last year of AOL Inc.'s patent portfolio from Microsoft Corp. for $550 million — a move that experts said would strengthen the company's position in patent litigation against Yahoo Inc. and more generally as well.

The 38-year-old, who can write, prosecute and sell patents, has been working...

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