Patent Counsel

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Patent Counsel

JD Harriman

JD Harriman, Partner at Arent Fox
JD Harriman
Los Angeles, CA

JD Harriman is a partner in Arent Fox’s Los Angeles office where he is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on post-grant patent proceedings, patent prosecution, strategic counseling, due diligence investigations, pre-suit investigations, intellectual property litigation, and intellectual property counseling on behalf of the holders of large patent portfolios, as well as emerging growth companies.

Client Work

JD has more than 20 years of experience in patent prosecution, as well as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patent infringement analyses, patent validity studies, and intellectual property transactions. He possesses extensive technical knowledge of circuit design, software patents, Internet patents, business method patents, semiconductor processing, electronic routing devices, optical transducers, storage devices, telecommunications, computer architecture, biomechanical devices, and medical devices. He has lectured on intellectual property matters on four continents.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, JD was a partner in the Los Angeles office of a large international law firm, where he focused on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, portfolio acquisition, and strategic advising in licensing and litigation matters.

Publications, Presentations, and Recognitions

JD’s publications include:

  • "The Search for a Happy Median Against 'Trolls'," National Law Journal, September 9, 2013
  • "NPE Battleground — Good Intentions Vs. Good Results," Law360, March 28, 2013 
  • Bilski's impact on software patents,” Intellectual Property and Technology News, October 2010
  • “New considerations in the patent process Patent Law 2009,” Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, January 2009
  • "The Implications of Intellectual Property Protection," Patent Enforcement Best Practices, March 2007

JD's presentations include:

  • Panelist, Q&A at the Los Angeles Developer Patent Summit, April 2013

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