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Detailed Resume


         B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University (1979, with high honors, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu)

         J.D. from George Washington University (1987, with highest honors, Order of the Coif).


Mr. Harris has represented a number of clients, both large and small, during his 25 years of practice

Mr. practice emphasizes both patent procurement and the development and implementation of optimal strategies for protecting technology. He extensively advises clients on strategies for forming patent portfolios and specializes in start-up companies and the formation of patent portfolios from the ground up, predominately in the electrical arts where he has significant experience (optics, image processing, hardware controls, user interfaces, semiconductor integrated circuits and processing, cryptography, optical disc technology, cellular telephone electronics and coding).

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Harris was a Systems Engineer for Communications Satellite Corporation and an Electrical Engineer for E-Systems (Melpar Division) and Raytheon (Equipment Division).

Admissions & Recognition:

         Admitted to the bar in California, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

         Named to the "Patent Hall of Fame," as one of the top ten patent prosecutors in the country by IP Law & Business in 2003

         Instructed for the Patent Resources Group, a Panelist for Washington in the West, and an instructor for USC's Intellectual Property Course.

         Mr. Harris is himself a prolific inventor and has 28 issued US patents and over 80 pending US patent applications.