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Christopher Hutter

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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.

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LegalZoom Announces Upsized $161 Million Follow-on Public Offering

September 7, 2023

Cooley advised LegalZoom, a leading online platform for business formation, on its upsized follow-on public offering at $161 million.

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Blockdaemon Acquires Sepior

July 27, 2022

Cooley advised Blockdaemon, an institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure company, on its acquisition of Sepior, a data and digital asset security company focused on institutional-grade cryptographic key management and protection. Special counsel Claudia Torres led the Cooley team advising Blockdaemon.

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Cybersecurity Startup Snyk Acquires Cloud Security and Compliance Company Fugue

February 18, 2022

Cooley advised Snyk, a leader in developer security, on its acquisition of Fugue, a cloud security and compliance company. Partners Ian Nussbaum and Ben Shribman led the Cooley team advising Snyk.

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SPAC BowX Agrees to $9 Billion Merger With WeWork

March 30, 2021

Cooley advised BowX Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company or SPAC, on its agreement to merge with WeWork for $9 billion – a combination that will result in WeWork becoming a publicly listed company. Lawyers Dave Peinsipp, Jamie Leigh, Kevin Cooper, Garth Osterman, Eric Blanchard, Richard Segal, Sangitha Palaniappa and Natasha Patel led the team advising BowX on the transaction, which is expected to close in Q3.

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Special Counsel, Colorado
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Vivid Cortex Sells to SolarWinds

February 10, 2020

Cooley advised VividCortex, a leading provider of Saas-delivered database performance management, on its agreement to sell to SolarWinds for an undisclosed amount. Special Counsel Eric Dixon led the Cooley team.

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Admissions and credentials

District of Columbia

Maryland

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

Virginia

Rankings and accolades

Chambers USA: Intellectual Property – Virginia: Northern (2021 – 2024)

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation: Elected Member

IAM Patent 1000: Leading Patent Lawyer

Legal 500: Top Patent Prosecution Lawyer

Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star

Who’s Who Legal: Top Patent Lawyer

 

Memberships and affiliations

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc.

American Intellectual Property Law Association

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.

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