Andrew A. Hufford

“I add value to your company by leveraging your IP to market advantage.”

Andrew A. Hufford is a business-centered professional who leverages his client’s IP to market advantage. His practice emphasizes U.S. and global patent drafting and prosecution in biopharma, plants, chemistry, and medical devices, as well as complex IP litigation. His clients range from Fortune 50 to mid-size companies, universities, and startups, including many in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Andrew was a Professor of Biology before practicing law. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Master of Science degree in Biochemistry, and spent five years conducting clinical pharmacology research. He earned his J.D. from the University of Houston, where he was an Editor of the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy and a member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial team.

Andrew is the current Vice Chair of the Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Section; a founding member of the David K. Winder IP Inns of Court; and an active member of the American Bar Association’s IP Law Section.

  • J.D.,
    University of Houston School of Law, 2010
  • Ph.D. program, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (ABD)
    University of California, Los Angeles, 1996-1999
  • M.S., Biochemistry
    University of California Riverside, 1996
  • B.S., Biochemistry
    University of California Riverside, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Utah
Technical Background
  • Biopharma
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Salt Lake City, UT
Counsel, 2016-Present

TraskBritt, 2011-2016

D’Ambrosio & Menon, LLP, Houston, TX
Associate Attorney, 2009-2010

Experience | Teaching

Lone Star College, Houston, TX
Professor of Biology

Forward Thinking
in the media
April 28, 2017
On April 28, 2017, Salt Lake City associate, Andrew Hufford, spoke at a podcast for The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies entitled, "Courthouse Steps: Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc."  Please click here to listen.
  • "Courthouse Steps: Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.," The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies Podcast, Speaker, April 28, 2017
  • Burton HD and Hufford A. "Winning a Patent Preliminary Injunction and Enforcing it Through Contempt." Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation (2015).
  • Hufford A, Hovda DA. "Metabolic Effects of a Fluid-Percussion Brain Injury in Rats." Soc. Neuroscience Abs. (1997)
  • Robertson G., Hufford A, Lugo T. "A Panel of Transferable Fragments of Human Chromosome 11q (1-2)." Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 53-9
Press Releases & Events
April 26, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—Andrew A. Hufford, an Intellectual Property Attorney with Brinks Gilson & Lione, hosted a live Courthouse Steps teleforum on behalf of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy on April 26, 2017...

March 21, 2016

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...

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2016-2017
  • Utah State Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Law Section - Vice Chair
  • David K. Winder IP Inns of Court - Founding Member
  • American Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Section - Committee on Patents in the Chemical and Life Sciences
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA)
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