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Henry B. Gutman
Retired Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3180
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Hank Gutman is a Retired Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he created and chaired the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Since the 1980s, he has tried and argued appeals in a wide range of high-profile intellectual property cases in the technology and life sciences fields, including Lotus v. Borland (which he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court). Mr. Gutman is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where from 2011 through 2014 he chaired the Complex Litigation Committee and served as Editor-in-Chief of “Anatomy of a Patent Case” (2d Edition)(published jointly with the Federal Judicial Center). He is a past-chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property issues.

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Education
  • Harvard Law School, 1975 J.D.
    cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1972 A.B.
    with Distinction in Major; cum laude
Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Clerkships
  • Hon. John F. Dooling, Jr., E.D.N.Y.
Admissions
  • New York 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1994
Hank Gutman is a Retired Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he created and chaired the Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Since the 1980s, he has tried and argued appeals in a wide range of high-profile intellectual property cases in the technology and life sciences fields, including Lotus v. Borland (which he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court).  Mr. Gutman is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where from 2011 through 2014 he chaired the Complex Litigation Committee and served as Editor-in-Chief of “Anatomy of a Patent Case” (2d Edition)(published jointly with the Federal Judicial Center).  He is a past-chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property issues.

Mr. Gutman was appointed a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he taught a copyright course during the Spring 2015 term.

Mr. Gutman is also active in civic affairs in his native Brooklyn, where he is Chairman of the Board of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, responsible for promoting creative and technology driven jobs in New York City’s largest industrial park.  Among his numerous other civic and not-for-profit endeavors, he has been deeply involved in the effort to build Brooklyn Bridge Park, where he serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. 

Mr. Gutman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, with an A.B. in Political Science and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975.  Following graduation he served as law clerk to the Hon. John F. Dooling, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  He has been in the private practice of law in New York City ever since.  

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