SCOTT 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
-Patent Bar 1985
Japanese Language skills.
Linux and C++ programming
Inventor on over 60 US Patents
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
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
Instructor in Patent Resources Group "PATENT LAW GUIDE: For Inventors,
Paralegals, Patent Administrators, Entrepreneurs, and Non-Patent
Named Top Prosecuting Attorney by IP Law and Business, in â€śThe Write Stuffâ€ť,
October 2003. Cover story and Picture featured on the Magazine Cover.
Named to 2004 and 2006 Daily Journal â€śAnnual Rainmakerâ€™s Supplementâ€ť â€śBillion Dollar Clubâ€ť 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.
COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE CORPORATION
Sept. 1981 to Jan. 1985
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.
E-SYSTEMS, MELPAR DIVISION
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.
RAYTHEON COMPANY EQUIPMENT DIVISION
May 1980 to Sept. 1981
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
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.