Attorneys

Brett M. Hutton

Brett Hutton, a Partner in the Albany office, is an experienced trial attorney. He has litigated both bench and jury trials in federal district court involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property issues. He also has litigated at the International Trade Commission, and has successfully appeared before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeals Boards and before the Federal Circuit.

In addition to litigation, Brett also prepares and prosecutes patents, trademarks and copyrights, drafts and negotiates licensing and other transactional agreements, and conducts due diligence for companies acquiring other companies or intellectual property. Prior to joining the firm, Brett worked with the intellectual property law firm Morgan & Finnegan, LLP in New York City.

Brett is very active in the community, having served on boards of directors for several non-profit organizations. Currently, he serves as the Secretary of the Rensselaer Newman Foundation and is a board member for Pedal4Peanuts of Charleston, South Carolina, a non-profit whose mission is to provide deserving families the resources necessary to gift a child their first bike.

Brett enjoys spending time with, and coaching various sports for, his three children. Having grown up in Orchard Park, New York, Brett is a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.

  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D. 1998
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1995, magna cum laude
  • Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • New York Super Lawyers 2009-2016
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Inn of Court – Platinum Designation
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Overview

    Brett Hutton, a Partner in the Albany office, is an experienced trial attorney. He has litigated both bench and jury trials in federal district court involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property issues. He also has litigated at the International Trade Commission, and has successfully appeared before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeals Boards and before the Federal Circuit.

    In addition to litigation, Brett also prepares and prosecutes patents, trademarks and copyrights, drafts and negotiates licensing and other transactional agreements, and conducts due diligence for companies acquiring other companies or intellectual property. Prior to joining the firm, Brett worked with the intellectual property law firm Morgan & Finnegan, LLP in New York City.

    Brett is very active in the community, having served on boards of directors for several non-profit organizations. Currently, he serves as the Secretary of the Rensselaer Newman Foundation and is a board member for Pedal4Peanuts of Charleston, South Carolina, a non-profit whose mission is to provide deserving families the resources necessary to gift a child their first bike.

    Brett enjoys spending time with, and coaching various sports for, his three children. Having grown up in Orchard Park, New York, Brett is a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.

  • Education
    • State University of New York, University at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D. 1998
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1995, magna cum laude
  • Recognitions
    • Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Award
    • New York Super Lawyers 2009-2016
  • Memberships
    • Albany County Bar Association
    • Inn of Court – Platinum Designation
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York