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Alan T Harrison

Intellectual property Attorney at Milford, CT

5.0   7 reviews

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About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Intellectual property
    Patents (4 years as a patent agent before becoming an attorney), trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets (NDAs), transactions, licensing, due diligence, litigation.

    16 years, 300 cases

84% allowance rate for patent applications (2016-present).

"This is one of the best-written drafts that I've ever reviewed!" - an inventor named on 2500+ patents (10-29-2021).

"[Q]uickly came up to speed and provided keen insight regarding the placement of our claims." - an inventor employed by a small technology company (2013).

For more than fifteen years, Alan Harrison has met the intellectual property needs of individuals, small organizations, and international corporations.

He is knowledgeable and competent in the law of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He provides counseling, advocacy, opinions, and negotiations. His rates are reasonable.

Licensed for 12 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/31/2023

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

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Alan T Harrison
23 Overhill Rd
Milford, CT, 06460


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Rick | May 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our organization has embarked on a "brand refresh" and Alan became a diligent partner in this process. His expertise and timeliness in responding and performing work on our behalf has given us peace of mind as we move into a new service brand. His focus, knowledge, research and understanding of our goals are positive attributes that bring benefit and value to our organization.
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Posted by Michael | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Real gem IP Attorney US and International Utility Patents
Alan Harrison has done several utility patents for me in the field of ophthalmic multifocal lenses. Not only all of my patent applications were successful and patents were issued. Within the last 12 months I have filed 2 US utility patents applications; the first patent letter of allowance we have received the letter of allowance from USPTO in THREE (3) months, the second patent was issued in 6 months. I consider it totally amazing IP Attorney performance. Alan is brilliant, has an amazing insight, great communication and literary skills and, as a bonus, refreshing sense of humor. Alan Harrison is the inventors dream IP Attorney I strongly recommend. Thank you Alan!
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Posted by Michael | February 17, 2015
Rare gem I.P. attoney; Alan T. Harrison has exceeded my expectations
During my extensive tenure in the optical industry I have had numerous patent attorneys here in the US and in EU. Alan Harrison has been recommended to me by my friend, attorney Robert Shanbaum, to assist me with ophthalmic lens patent. Right from the start I was impressed with Alan's knowledge and comprehension. The result of his work was just as impressive. My US patent was granted within 11 months from the application date. Alan is brilliant, professional, creative and has great poignant sense of humor. It was my pleasure and privilege to work with Alan, I definitely will use his services in the future, I can strongly recommend him. Thanks Robert Shanbaum!
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Posted by Robert | January 3, 2014
I was astonished by Alan's ability to quickly and thoroughly grasp the technical subject matter involved in two patent re-examination requests he prepared and filed for us. In my opinion, he's a first-rate patent attorney and I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Jim | March 5, 2013
Smart Padlock Application by a Smart Attorney
We found an attorney who invested himself into a successful patent application. He was involved from the top to the bottom of our subject matter (which covered firmware, software, hardware, and Internet web information). He quickly came up to speed and provided keen insight regarding the placement of our claims. He spoke to the PTO examiner on several occasions so that we could beneficently address all issues and clear a path to the granting of the patent. We were lucky to find an attorney such as Alan Harrison as our council for our patent application. .
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Posted by Mark | December 31, 2012
Patent Application
Alan was instrumental in gaining acceptance of my patent application. Her was very persistent. He made sure he understood every capability of the invention and took the time to explain it to the patent office examiner to ensure that he understood it properly.
Posted by Claudio | August 15, 2012
Three Stroke Internal Combustion Engine
As a first time inventor, I felt very insecure about the process of obtaining a US patent. My approach to overcome this feeling was to hire a very known and well established intellectual property law firm, McCormick Paulding Huber LLP. Alan was assigned to my case and in less than one year of intense collaborative work he submitted a very well written patent application which perfectly described my invention and whose claims cover all its main ideas. He also successfully defended my invention before the USPTO when the examiner found another patent that involved similar ideas to my own. Due to his excellent work, I now have a US patent in a very competitive and prestigious field. I also would like to add that during all this process Alan promptly and diligently answered all my requests, which testifies his professionalism.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 383-383 per hour
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Otterstedt & Kammer PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McCormick Paulding Huber
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Patent Agent
  • McCormick Paulding Huber
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Patent Agent
  • Nerac
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Submarine Officer
  • US Navy
  • 2000 - 2006
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  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • 2014
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • United States Navy Nuclear Power Training
  • 2001
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • U.S. Pat. 8,931,898
  • Issued patent; licensed.
  • US8274365
  • Issued patent
  • U.S. Pat. 8,215,268
  • issued patent
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  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Hartford Country Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence for the Future (Advanced Patent Practice)
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2008
  • Law & Business Award
  • Aspen / University of Connecticut
  • 2006
  • 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 Medal
  • US Navy
  • 2004
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • US Navy
  • 2003
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • US Navy
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • USPTO Green Paper Roundtable
  • Copyrights - Digital First Sale
  • 2014
  • Music Licensing Study Roundtable - NYC
  • Copyrights - Music Licensing
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Alan
Patent application Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Atty. Harrison for a number of years. He is very competent in a specialized area of the law. I would highly recommend him."
Patent application Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for patent prep and pros and ethical practice. Alan is a highly skilled prosecutor with litigation experience."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His advice on the Avvo forums demonstrate expertise in his practice area. His analysis is accurate and properly addresses the issue. I recommend his legal services to anyone needing an attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want to know how good an attorney Alan Harrison is, you can read some of the over 100 published answers to legal questions Alan has generously made, to the point and accurate. Or you can read the client reviews by clients who love him or the praise that other attorneys give for Alan's skill and knowledge. You can read any of his excellent Legal Guides too. I recommend him to you for any patent law or intellectual property questions."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Harrison consistently offers insightful and practical responses and clearly possesses both a high aptitude for the law as well as a genuine willingness to help the Questioners of this community. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Harrison consistently offers insightful and thorough legal analyses that are driven by a clear understanding of the marketplace and the realities of business. I strongly endorse him and the legal services that he provides."
Internet Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While a relative newcomer to Avvo, it has been easy to identify Mr. Harrison as a first-rate attorney. His answers are consistently correct, he explains his reasoning and customizes his answers to the individual needs of Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualities that any potential client would want to have in an attorney."
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