Attorneys

Brett M. Hutton

Brett is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated both bench and jury trials in federal district court involving utility patents; design patents; trademarks; copyrights; and other IP issues. Brett also has litigated at the International Trade Commission and has successfully appeared before the United States Patent and Trademark Office 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 IP. Prior to joining HRFM, Brett worked with the IP 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.

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

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, 1995
  • 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
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Overview

    Brett is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated both bench and jury trials in federal district court involving utility patents; design patents; trademarks; copyrights; and other IP issues. Brett also has litigated at the International Trade Commission and has successfully appeared before the United States Patent and Trademark Office 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 IP. Prior to joining HRFM, Brett worked with the IP 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.

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

  • Education
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1998
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, 1995
  • 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
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York