Description: Description: C:\Users\Scotto\GoDaddy\images\banner.jpgSCOTT C. HARRIS

Education and Honors:

J.D., 1987, George Washington University Law Center
-class rank 4/421
-JD with Highest Honors
-Member Order of the Coif
-BNA Award for Outstanding Senior of 1987
-Jennie Hasler Walburn Award for Outstanding Work in Civil Procedure

BS in Electrical Engineering; George Washington University 1979
-GPA of 3.4/4.0.
-Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor fraternities.

Licenses to Practice:

-California Bar 1997
-DC Bar,Pennsylvania Bar, 1987
-Patent Bar 1985


Japanese Language skills.
Linux and C++ programming
Inventor on over 60 US Patents

Applicable Experience:

Law Office of Scott C Harris, Inc
September 2007 to Present

Fish & Richardson PC San Diego, CA, and Washington, DC
June 1994 to September 2007

Cushman Darby and Cushman Washington, D.C.
Jan 1985 to June 1994

Counseling, strategy and practice on virtually every facet of Intellectual Property law.

Specialist in acquiring patents and forming patent portfolios in many different technologies, specifically electrical, mechanical and some chemical arts. Extensive licensing experience. Expertise in patent strategy, and formation of a patent portfolio. Studies and licensing of patent portfolios and the industries associated with them in many different technologies, both to enforce the patents and to defend against enforcement actions. Many instances of experience in designing-around patent claims of others to avoid patent infringement issues.

Significant experience in drafting patent applications and amendments, interviewing Examiners, and preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions. Significant experience and success with Patent Office Board of Appeals. Experience in ex Parte Appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Significant experience in legal issues regarding, drafting claims and obtaining protection in difficult-to-protect inventions and technologies.

Practice specializing in the electrical arts-specifically optics, image processing and image compression, Internet technology and e-commerce; alternative energy technologies including fuel cells, combustion enhancement techniques, plasma fuel; semiconductor devices and fabrication techniques for static induction transistors, field effect transistors, and memory devices, semiconductor integrated circuits, television, microprocessor-based devices, artificial intelligence, data processing, compression and encryption, automotive electronics, optical disc technology, bar code reading and processing, stage lighting, lasers, radar and military technology.

Experience in mock trials, patent litigation strategy, and second opinions on infringement.

Instructor in Patent Resources Group "PATENT LAW GUIDE: For Inventors, Paralegals, Patent Administrators, Entrepreneurs, and Non-Patent Lawyers" 2004-2007.

Named Top Prosecuting Attorney by IP Law and Business, in “The Write Stuff”, October 2003. Cover story and Picture featured on the Magazine Cover.

Named to 2004 and 2006 Daily Journal “Annual Rainmaker’s Supplement” “Billion Dollar Club” for Generating Upwards of $10M in Business.

Named to 2007 Legal 500 US Directory€ť.


"Patent Harmonization Inconsistent with US Culture", Featured Article in IPLaw 360, April 2007

"Teaching, Suggestion, Motivation, Common Sense, And Gobbledygook In The Supreme Court", Featured Article in IPlaw360, November 13, 2006.

"Wanted, High Court Test for Patentability of Subject Matter", LA Daily Journal, September 22, 2006.

"Outsourcing and Offshoring, A Summary of the Issues", National Law Journal, September 12, 2005.


Sept. 1981 to Jan. 1985
Washington, D.C.

Systems Engineer-supervised and designed functional computer-controlled subsystems and installed and tested them in networked satellite Earth Stations. Assisted in generation, negotiation, and technical supervision of contracts with various vendors of satellite equipment, including custom integrated circuit design. Obtained thorough working knowledge of all Earth Station equipment and operation, including multiplex, ground communication, High Power Amplifiers and Low Noise Amplifiers. Experience included software development on Tandem t/16 computer, and design of functional components for use with a Multibus(TM) system.

Sept. 1981 to Sept. 1982
Falls Church, Virginia

Electrical Engineer - Designed, implemented, and tested functional circuit cards and an automated test set to military customer specifications. Wrote and debugged assembler language programs, and tested associated hardware. Designed hardware using TTL, CMOS, and ECL logic families. Analyzed various encryption schemes and wrote encryption code-breaking programs in Pascal and C language.

May 1980 to Sept. 1981
Wayland, MA

Electrical Engineer - Defined and designed TTL circuitry, and relay control logic for use in radar transmitter assemblies, where I worked hands-on with high voltage DC and radar transmitter design and test in military radar systems. Implemented customer requirements by software using a 6800 microprocessor, and Z-80 assembler language. HARRY DIAMOND LABS (U.S. Army)
May 1979 to May 1980 and
May 1978 to Sept. 1978
Adelphi, MD

Engineer - Designed using TTL, CMOS, and ECL logic, and performed simulations using North Star, Wang, and IBM 370 computers. Designed and tested missile employed electronics, and RF jamming devices.