Attorney Andrew Hufford Joins Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that Andrew A. Hufford, an IP attorney with extensive experience in the life sciences and chemical sectors, has joined the firm’s Salt Lake City office.
Hufford’s practice includes global patent prosecution for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical device innovations and complex IP litigation. He counsels clients on strategic planning for global patent portfolios, and has experience in due diligence, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, as well as post-grant review proceedings, including ex parte reexaminations and inter partes reviews.
"We're pleased to welcome Andrew as we continue to grow our intellectual property practice in the Mountain West area," said Ryan L. Marshall, managing shareholder of Brinks' Salt Lake City office. “His combination of life sciences and legal experience will be an enormous asset to our clients.”
Hufford is the current Secretary of the Intellectual Property section of the Utah State Bar, the largest organization of IP attorneys in Utah, and is a founding member of the David K. Winder IP Inn of Court. He earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
Before becoming an attorney, Hufford was a professor of biology and taught molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry for eleven years. Prior to that, he researched changes in lactic acid and glutamate excitotoxicity following traumatic brain injury, while studying in the Ph.D. program at the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles. Hufford was awarded a Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Fellowship while at UCLA.
Hufford holds an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside where he studied the molecular pathway of vitellogenesis in the Aedes aegypti mosquito using RNAi, RT-PCR, and microinjection. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in biochemistry from the same institution, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.