Banner & Witcoff Welcomes Experienced Litigation Attorney to Washington, D.C. Office

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., a national intellectual property law firm that procures, enforces and litigates intellectual property rights throughout the world, welcomes John R. Hutchins, a first-chair patent litigation attorney, as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C. office.

“Our clients encounter increasingly complex and multifaceted legal and business challenges, and work closely with us to overcome these challenges,” Banner & Witcoff president Charles L. Miller said. “John’s addition to our standout team of litigators will strengthen our ability to provide successful results to our clients.”

Mr. Hutchins was previously a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, which eventually became Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. He 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 significant cases involving consumer electronics, automotive components, medical devices, paper making processes and chemicals, inks, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, and toys and children’s products.

“Having spent 20 years litigating at an intellectual property firm, I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to join Banner & Witcoff – a firm with the strongest reputation for handling IP matters and a deep bench of experienced attorneys,” Mr. Hutchins said.

Early in his career, Mr. 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.

About Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

A national intellectual property law firm with more than 100 attorneys and nearly 100 years of practice, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., provides legal counsel and representation to the world’s most innovative companies. Our attorneys are known for having the breadth of experience and insight needed to handle complex patent applications as well as handle and resolve difficult disputes and business challenges for clients across all industries and geographic boundaries. For more information, please visit

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Posted: June 1, 2018

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