Christopher Hutter

Partner

Leveraging my engineering background, I help technology companies across all stages of operation acquire patents and provide counsel on patent matters that are fundamental to their business.

+1 703 456 8506
chutter@cooley.com

Christopher Hutter's practice focuses on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent counseling, procurement and licensing and litigation. His electrical practice focuses on a large number of technological fields including cybersecurity, wireless communications, fiber optic communications, lasers, semiconductor devices, computer software and the Internet. His mechanical practice focuses on a wide variety of consumer products and medical devices. He is the former co-chair of Cooley's patent counseling and prosecution practice group.

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Companies seek his wise counsel in situations where crown-jewel assets need reinforced protection. Hutter is a great match for the many startups he represents, because he cares as deeply about their technology and business as they do. He is one of those rare technical patent law experts who can build a rapport with the C-suite. – IAM Patent 1000
Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, cum laude; Law Fellow for Legal Research and Writing Program, 1996

  • St. John's College
    MA, Liberal Arts
    1994

  • Johns Hopkins University
    MS, Electrical Engineering
    1992

  • University of Maryland, College Park
    BS, Electrical Engineering
    1989


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Maryland

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Virginia

Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc.

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Who’s Who Legal: Top Patent Lawyer

    Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star

    IAM Patent 1000: Leading Patent Lawyer

    Legal 500: Top Patent Prosecution Lawyer

     

     

Contact

+1 703 456 8506 office
chutter@cooley.com

Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Drive
14th Floor
Reston, VA 20190-5640