Andrew (Andy) T. Harry is a wireless communications patent attorney in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution group. A former Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the wireless communications arts, and a former satellite communications systems engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, he brings a deep understanding of sciences and technologies underlying his clients’ innovations as well as extensive hands-on industry experience.
Mr. Harry prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of communications technologies. He is especially skilled in wireless communications systems, telecommunications, and related protocols. Mr. Harry also has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in the fields of consumer electronics, digital signal processing, network architectures, audio and video processing and display technologies, signal compression and encoding schemes, recording medium formatting and construction, e-commerce, and business methods.
In the fields of wireless communications, signal compression and encoding schemes, and recording medium formatting and construction, Mr. Harry is highly proficient at drafting claims to cover industry standards.
Mr. Harry is particularly skilled at obtaining accelerated consideration of patents using group prosecution strategies. He frequently conducts face-to-face interviews with USPTO Examiners. Additionally, he conducts oral arguments at the USPTO and before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI).
Mr. Harry counsels foreign and domestic clients on developing and optimizing their patent portfolios and methods to strategically protect products and devices, often drafting applications and creating sets of claims to fully exploit their innovations. He frequently studies client technologies in order to discover previously unexplored protectable properties. Mr. Harry also provides technical advice in patent litigation, analyzing the technologies at issue and strategizing on the best way to craft arguments.