Alison Haddock Hutton, CIPP/US, helps IoT companies successfully navigate the evolving data privacy landscape and protect themselves from patentinfringement allegations. Ms. Hutton offers creative and practical solutions to the legal challenges facing her clients, and strategies that further their business needs in a cost-effective manner. Her past clients include Cisco, AT&T, ARRIS, Verizon, Charter Communications, and T-Mobile, among others.
In the patent litigation sector, Ms. Hutton has represented clients in matters relating to wireless LAN and telecommunications systems, DSL technology, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, cloud-based clinical documentation and speech recognition systems, and online paperless billing systems, among others.
She has also represented global sports organizations and owners and advertisers of some of the world’s most well-recognized brands in trademark and false advertising suits and defended individual and corporate clients in white-collar and general commercial matters.
Ms. Hutton has first chaired and second-chaired numerous trials and hearings, including Markman and summary judgment hearings. She is familiar with all stages of litigation at both the state and federal level, and frequently takes a lead role in coordinating joint defense groups in multi-defendant cases and multi-district litigations.
In addition to litigation and contested matters, Ms. Hutton helps clients develop and manage data protection and privacy policies. As a Certified Industry Privacy Professional/United States, Ms. Hutton has a comprehensive understanding of the United States sectoral privacy regime, and has also counseled clients on GDPR compliance.
Ms. Hutton is a 2005 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a semifinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court competition, a member of the UVa Mock Trial team, and managing editor of the Virginia Law Weekly.
Ms. Hutton received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, which she attended on a full tuition B.N. Duke scholarship. While an undergraduate, Ms. Hutton interned both for the Honorable Leslie Crocker Snyder in the New York County Supreme Court and for the Richland County South Carolina’s Public Defender’s Office.
- Represented Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, ARRIS Group, Inc., and Ubee Interactive in patent litigation matters related to 802.11 Wi-Fi technology brought by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC. Obtained order from MDL panel transferring cases to the District of Delaware and favorable disposition of the case at the claim construction stage, including invalidation of two of the asserted patents on the basis of indefiniteness. In re Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC, C.A. No. l 6-md-2722-LPS-CJB (D. Del.).
- Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in patent litigation matter brought by EON Corp. IP Holdings relating to multi-access network topologies. Secured transfer from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California and obtained summary judgment verdict in favor of Cisco, which was later affirmed by the Federal Circuit. EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-CV-01011-JST (N.D. Cal.); EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. et al., Case No. 14-1496 (Fed. Cir.).
- Represented T-Mobile, Sears Holdings, Costco, and Best Buy in a patent litigation matter brought by EON Corp. IP Holdings in the Eastern District of Texas related to multi-access network topologies. Negotiated favorable resolution of the case after the Court adopted defendants’ interpretation of the asserted claims. EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. et al., Case No. 6:10-cv-0379 LED-JDL (E.D. Tex.).
- Represented leading U.S. bag closure manufacturer in trademark and trade dress infringement lawsuit. Schutte Bagclosures Inc. v. Kwik Lok Corporation, Case No. 1:12-cv-05541 (S.D.N.Y.)
- Represented global medical device company in patent litigation matter relating to surgical devices. Biomedical Enterprises, Inc. v. Solana Surgical, LLC, Case No. 1:14-v-94 (W.D. Tex.).
- Represented manufacturer of global home products in a Lanham Act false-advertising litigation challenging a competitor’s claims about insect-repellent clothing. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. v. Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, Case No. 1:05-cv-739 (M.D.N.C.).
- Represented major vacuum cleaner manufacturer in false advertising litigation challenging competitor’s HEPA advertising claims. Dyson, Inc. v. Bissell Homecare, Inc., Case No. 1:10-cv-8126 (N.D. Ill.).
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Member, Duane Morris Women’s Impact Network for Success
- Member, Duane Morris Diversity and Inclusion Committee
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