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Alan T Harrison

Alan T Harrison

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Patent Application, Patent Infringement, Licensing, Business

About Me

I help entrepreneurs understand how i.p. can help their business. On behalf of startups, small businesses, and multinational enterprises I obtain, evaluate, and leverage patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Specific aspects of my practice include legal counseling, administrative advocacy, opinion writing, transactions, negotiations, licensing agreements, and litigation.


Skilled in handling electromechanical,  electronic, and materials processing inventions.  Experienced across a breadth of technologies, from aircraft engines and fiber composite golf club shafts through toaster control circuits and wheelchairs. Experienced in patent litigation and licensing.  Comfortable with trademark application procedures and infringement remedies, including litigation and UDRP (domain name dispute arbitration).  Familiar with copyright registration, assignments, and licenses.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    5 years
  2. Patent Application: 30%
    9 years, 200 cases
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Licensing: 10%
    0 years
  5. Patent Infringement: 10%
    5 years, 3 cases



Hourly ($290/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact Info

Mccormick Paulding Huber LLP

185 Asylum St
18th Floor
Hartford, CT, 06103




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future (Advanced Patent Practice)The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2008
Law & Business AwardAspen / University of Connecticut2006
Excellence for the Future (Contracts)The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2006
Excellence for the Future (Torts)The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2005
Navy Achievement MedalUS Navy2004
Navy Achievement MedalUS Navy2003
Navy Unit CommendationUS Navy2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMcCormick Paulding Huber2010 - Present
Patent AgentMcCormick Paulding Huber2007 - 2010
Patent AgentNerac2006 - 2007
Submarine OfficerUS Navy2000 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Hartford Country Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
US8274365Issued patent
U.S. Pat. 8,215,268issued patent
U.S. Pat. 7,934,524issued patent

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Publication NameTitleDate
Patents: Beyond the Basics – Current Risks and OpportunitiesQ&A: Does recent patent litigation offer small businesses some shelter from “patent trolls?”2015
Patents: Beyond the Basics - Current Risks and OpportunitiesQ&A: The current state of software/business methods patents2015
Patents: Beyond the Basics - Current Risks and OpportunitiesQ&A: Is “time to market” more important than IP?2015
Patents: Beyond the Basics - Current Risks and OpportunitiesQ&A: What does the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) mean for innovators?2015
The Ratification Of The Constitution By The Thirteen StatesRatification of the Federal Constitution in the State of Delaware2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
World Intellectual Property OrganizationMediation WorkshopUnknown2014
World Intellectual Property OrganizationArbitration WorkshopUnknown2014
University of Connecticut School of LawLaw (Intellectual property)JD - Juris Doctor2010
United States Navy Nuclear Power TrainingNuclear EngineeringN/A2001
Northeastern UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
USPTO Green Paper RoundtableCopyrights - Digital First Sale2014
Music Licensing Study Roundtable - NYCCopyrights - Music Licensing2014
Connecticut Invention ConventionSpecial Awards Judge2011
Connecticut Invention ConventionSpecial Awards Judge2010