Jessica J. Harrison is a technical advisor and post grant proceedings specialist in the firm’s Electrical Patent Prosecution and Post Grant Patent Proceedings practice groups.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Harrison served over 24 years at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She joined the USPTO in 1987 as an examiner working in electronic games and amusement devices, electronic education devices, computer based training systems, and electrical exercising devices. She also worked examining electrical medical instrumentation including cardiac pacing devices and endoscopic devices. Ms. Harrison served on reclassification projects including the establishment of class 463, and she served on details to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Commissioner and to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure in 1995. In 1996, Ms. Harrison was appointed Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) in the electronic games art. Ms. Harrison later served as TC 3700 Trainer and was selected as a Special Programs Examiner (SPRE) for TC 3700 in 2005 where she gained expertise in reissue and reexamination review, drafted petition decisions and served as an interference practice specialist. Ms. Harrison served on detail to the Office of the Commissioner for Patents in 2007-2008
Ms. Harrison joined the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) as a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the electrical arts in 2008. In the CRU, Ms. Harrison’s management oversight focused on software and business method patent reexamination proceedings. Upon entry into law school, Ms. Harrison was transferred into TC 2400 where she examined applications in the network security area.