B.S.E.E., University of Michigan; J.D., Harvard
John R. Hutchins is a first-chair patent litigation attorney, who handles litigation in federal district court and the International Trade Commission, appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, client counseling, license drafting and negotiations, and patent post-grant proceedings. He has represented clients in cases involving consumer electronics, automotive components, medical devices, paper making processes and chemicals, inks, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, and toys and children’s products.
Professor Hutchins has taught patent law at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and intellectual property legal drafting at George Washington University Law School. He was also a co-author of the leading treatise on patent litigation at the ITC: Unfair Competition and the ITC (2016-2017 ed.). He is recognized in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and the Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 in 2018.
Early in his career, Professor Hutchins served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Gadola, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1995, and his B.S.E., summa cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.
While attending Harvard Law School, Professor Hutchins served as president of the Harvard Mediation Program, mediated disputes before state courts in Massachusetts, and taught mediation technique at the law school. Professor Hutchins was also a special assistant district attorney at the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted criminal cases.
Professor Hutchins practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Banner & Witcoff.