Jackie Hutter, MS, JD is a self-described “Recovering Patent Attorney” and a member of the pioneering ranks of Intellectual Property (“IP”) Strategists. As an IP Strategist, Jackie is Founder and Principal of The Hutter Group LLC , a leading provider of IP-related business and investment consulting services to forward-thinking organizations and entrepreneurs that seek to maximize their intangible asset value. She has over 15 years experience counseling corporations, universities, entrepreneurs and investment professionals in all facets of IP protection. Jackie also directs the operations of InnovationMatchMaker.com and PatentMatchMaker.com, which are consulting companies directed toward connecting organizations seeking externally-created innovations with corporate and individual patent owners who seek to generate revenue from unwanted or under-utilized patent assets, but which currently lack the expertise and infrastructures to do so effectively.
In 2009, Jackie was named one of the 250 top IP Strategists in the world by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. In addition, Jackie was named a SuperLawyer® in IP in Georgia in 2004, and she is a frequent speaker on IP strategy to business and legal professionals. Prior to founding The Hutter Group LLC, Jackie was Senior Patent Counsel at Georgia-Pacific LLC, where she had sole responsible for Dixie® patent matters and, later, the company’s Chemicals business. Before joining Georgia-Pacific, Jackie was a shareholder at the prestigious IP firm of Needle & Rosenberg, PC (now Ballard & Spahr), as well as a litigator at a large Atlanta law firm. Jackie earned an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and she spent several years as practicing chemist at Helene Curtis (now Unilever). Jackie lives in Decatur, Georgia, in a groovy mid-Century modern house with her husband, 2 daughters and far too many pets.