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JACKIE HUTTER
Senior Strategist


Specializations:
Intellectual property strategy, Patent law (US Registered Patent Attorney), Out-sourced intellectual property management (including prosecution, in-house departmental implementation and US-based litigation), IP-related Innovation management & competitive analysis, intangible asset monetization, intellectual property licensing.

T +1 404 797 8124
E jackiehutter@gmail.com


 

Background

Jackie has over 20 years of high level experience as a US intellectual property lawyer. Her experience is uniquely wide-ranging. After starting her career as an IP litigator at a top law firm, she spent several years as a patent prosecutor at a well-regarded Atlanta IP boutique, where she developed and managed sophisticated global patent portfolios for a range of Fortune®-ranked companies, small and mid-size companies, universities, government laboratories, and entrepreneurs. After leaving this law firm as a managing attorney and shareholder, Jackie joined Georgia-Pacific as a senior IP attorney, where she managed global patent matters for Dixie® consumer products and, later, the company’s chemical business.

Since leaving Georgia-Pacific, Jackie has been a thought-leader in the emerging practice of IP Strategy. For each of the last 8 years, Jackie has been named as a top global IP Strategist by IAM Magazine. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others interested in improving the ROI of their IP efforts. In this regard, she has been blogging on her IPAssetMaximizerBlog.com since 2008 and, more recently, on her LinkedIn blog. Jackie speaks frequently on IP Strategy-related topics, typically to non-lawyers. In this regard, Jackie is known as being able to communicate complex topics in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner. She has also co-led the Corporate IP Roundtable of Atlanta for many years, which is a group of senior corporate IP professional located in the Atlanta. GA area.

Jackie’s IP Strategy clients have spanned many sizes and technologies. When working with larger companies, she typically is engaged by or on behalf of innovation teams that seek to enhance their organization’s IP-related efforts to better ensure that maximum return is achieved from new product and technology development. While at Georgia-Pacific, Jackie gained significant experience working closely with innovation teams, as well as in corporate change-management, and frequently assists larger clients that are engaged in efforts directed toward improving their internal processes. When working with smaller companies or entrepreneurs, Jackie generally operates as a strategic in-house IP counsel. In such efforts, she works with her client’s business and technical teams to assist in the development of IP Strategies that “make it cheaper for others to go through them than around them.” For these smaller clients—which typically do not have their own in-house managing counsel–she not only helps manage their IP matters, she provides clients with the processes and knowledge to enable them to improve their internal IP-related efforts, including assisting in designing and managing partnerships and joint ventures.

Jackie also spent several years as CEO of a startup technology company. This experience provides her with insights into the unique challenges of technology development and transfer and funding acquisition.

On a personal level, Jackie is passionate about innovation. At Georgia-Pacific, she was the only attorney on a cross-functional innovation team. This experience re-ignited the creative spirit that she first exhibited as an active participant in the vibrant art and music scene of her hometown of Miami, FL in the 1980’s. Jackie is able to combine her deep expertise in IP, law and business with a “think different” candid perspective that clients find to be a distinctly valuable addition to their roster of corporate advisers.

 

 

Experience

  • Worked with dozens of corporations and entrepreneurs as founder of IP Strategy consultancy.
  • Managed in-house patent matters at major US corporation and was part of innovation teams.
  • Managing attorney of well-regarded US IP boutique.
  • Written and prosecuted 100’s of patent applications.
  • Managed US and global patent portfolios for large and small corporations.
  • Co-managed sale of US patent for 7-figure sum.
  • Blogger and speaker on IP Strategy.
 

 

Professional

    Legal Education

    J.D. 1996, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (cum laude, Top 7%).

    Honors:  Dean’s Academic Scholarship (Full Tuition for 3 Years); Law Review and Law Review Board (Associate Editor); Scribe’s Award (best law review note); and Order of John Marshall.

    Technical Education

    M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences 1990, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Honors:  Full tuition scholarship (2 years).

    Thesis: “The Influence of Non-Ionic Cellulosic Polymers on the Substantivity of a Cationic Hydroxyethylcellulose to Bleached Hair”.

    B.S. Chemistry/Mathematics 1987, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida (G.P.A. 3.6/4.0).

    Bar Admissions

    State of Georgia; United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 44,792); US Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern District of Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; and Georgia Court of Appeals.

    Awards, Representative Speaking Engagements and Publications

    Technical Education

    M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences 1990, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Honors:  Full tuition scholarship (2 years).

    Thesis: “The Influence of Non-Ionic Cellulosic Polymers on the Substantivity of a Cationic Hydroxyethylcellulose to Bleached Hair”.

    B.S. Chemistry/Mathematics 1987, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida (G.P.A. 3.6/4.0).

    Bar Admissions

    State of Georgia; United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 44,792); US Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern District of Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; and Georgia Court of Appeals.

     

       

       

      Awards

      Awards, Representative Sampling of Speaking Engagements and Publications

      • Intellectual Asset Management Top 300 IP Strategist since 2009.

      • 2008-2016 blogger at http://IPAssetMaximizerBlog.com and LinkedIn.com.

      • 2009-2016 Co-Chair of Georgia State University Corporate IP Roundtable (a consortium of Georgia businesses and thought-leaders in the area of developing and sharing best practices in IP business strategy).

      • 2009-2016 Lecturer at several Georgia university MBA courses on subjects such as IP Strategy and Licensing.

      • December 2010, Workshop Co-Leader, 1st Annual Innovation3:  Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit, “Identifying Leading Indicators for Innovation,” Orlando, FL.

      • November, 2010, Author, “Using Patent Expertise at the Front End to Improve Innovation ROI,” Innovation Management Magazine (online).

      • September 2010, Speaker, Minnesota IP Institute “How IP Lawyers Can Create a Business-Focused Practice that Creates Value for their Clients, Not Just Themselves,” Minneapolis, MN.

      • September 2010, Speaker, LES Global Annual Meeting; “How Tech Transfer Organizations Can Create Value by Engaging with Open Innovation,” Chicago, IL.

      • May 2010, Speaker, PaperCon 2010, “Creating Innovation Value Using IP Strategy,” Atlanta, GA.

      • May 2010, Speaker, Baldwin-Wallace College, Innovation Summit, “Creating Innovation Value Using IP,” Cleveland, OH.

      • December 2009, Advisory Board Member and Speaker, “Strategic Open Innovation Processes,” World Research Group, Open Innovation Summit, NY, New York.

      • March, 2009, Workshop Instructor, “Capitalizing on Intangible Assets:  Strategic Management of Intellectual Property and Corporate Reputation,” Monetization and Maximization of IP Summit, New York, NY.

      • October 2005, Speaker, Women Mean Business” Symposium, “Should Your Client Share Secrets with Another Company?  Recognizing the Dangers of Collaborations in Intellectual Property Matters,” Greensboro, GA.

      •April 2005, Speaker, IP SpringPosium, “Legal Landmines and Patent Pitfalls in Joint Ventures and Collaborations,” Suwanee, GA.

      •2004 SuperLawyer® in Intellectual Property (peer election of “top 5 % of lawyers in state,” see www.superlawyers.com for more information regarding this award).

      •1995, Author, “A Definite and Permanent Idea?  Invention in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences and the Determination of Conception in Patent Law,” 28 John Marshall Law Review, 687 (1995).

      •1992, Author, “The Influence of Non-ionic Cellulosic Polymers on the Uptake of Polyquaternium-10 by Bleached Hair,” J. Soc. Cosmetic Chemists, 229 (1992).

      •1991, Author, “Colloid Titration:  A Method to Quantify the Adsorption of a Cationic Polymer to Bleached Hair,” J. Soc. Cosmetic Chemists, 87 (1991).