Andrew (Andy) T. Harry is a partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Harry was a satellite communications systems engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton where he developed communication protocols and technologies for the Dept. of Defense. He also served as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) specializing in wireless communication technologies and protocols. Mr. Harry draws upon his wealth of practical engineering and patent experience in his role as patent counsel to some of the world’s leading innovators.
Mr. Harry’s clients include large consumer electronics companies to small start-ups, all of which rely upon strong patents to maintain market share and to drive business growth. His business-driven approach to application drafting captures the essence of the innovation, but more importantly, claims its business value. Leveraging his unique blend of engineering experience and deep exposure to the USPTO’s examination practices, Mr. Harry is able to help his clients cultivate and manage high-value patent portfolios.
Mr. Harry is able to effectively advance these emerging technologies through the US patent prosecution process by implementing efficient and cost-effective patent procurement and prosecution practices. His prosecution efforts frequently include accelerated prosecution methods, grouping of related technologies, and frequent face-to-face interviews with USPTO Examiners. Mr. Harry also has experience handling proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
In the fields of wireless communications, signal compression & encoding schemes, and recording medium formatting and construction, Mr. Harry has procured patents and drafted claims relating to the following commercialized technologies:
- 3GPP - 4G/3G
- Recent focus on:
- Carrier Aggregation
- Unlicensed Spectrum
- Machine-Type Communications (MTC)
- Device-to-Device (D2D) and Proximity Services (ProSe)
- Recent focus on:
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- IEEE 802.11
- WiFi Display
- High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
- Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
- IEEE 1901 (Powerline Communications)
- Advanced Televisions Systems Committee (ATSC)
- Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
While Mr. Harry’s experience with wireless communications is significant, he also counsels clients over a wide range of related, electrical technologies, including, analog circuit design and embedded control systems, digital signal processing, network architectures, audio and video processing and display technologies, signal compression and encoding schemes, recording medium formatting and construction, as well as e-commerce, and software based, diagnostic and control systems.
- American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.)
- Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
- Electrical Engineering, specialization in communications & digital signal processing
- Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Virginia State Bar