USPTO Post Grant Patent Specialist Jessica Harrison Leaves Agency to Join Oblon Spivak’s Post Grant Patent Team

June 13, 2012 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2012

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that USPTO post grant specialist Jessica Harrison has joined the firm’s post grant patent practice team. Jessica recently was a supervisor in the USPTO’s Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) specializing in reexamination of patents in the electrical arts.

Ms. Harrison worked for 24 years in the USPTO progressing through the patent examination ranks to serve in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Patents and the Office of the Commissioner for Patents. Ms. Harrison also served as a Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) and a Special Programs Examiner (SPRE) in TC 3700 for 12 + years. During her tenure as a TC 3700 SPRE and in the CRU, Jessica also authored a significant number of petition decisions and served as each group's interference practice specialist.

In joining the Oblon Spivak post grant team, Ms. Harrison adds to a roster of highly regarded patent post grant proceedings professionsals including former USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Stephen Kunin, former Administrative Patent Judge Lee Barrett, prominent post grant specialist and commentator Scott McKeown, software and business method patent specialist Michael Kiklis, and post grant specialist Greg Gardella.

“Jessica will bring a considerable wealth of USPTO insight and experience to our post grant patent group. We continue to attract an all-star cast of lateral partners and former USPTO officials to what has become the leading post grant patent practice in the country.” said Bradley D. Lytle, Oblon Spivak’s Managing Partner.

Assisting clients for more than 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark, and copyright matters.