Richard D. Harris

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

Richard D. Harris

Richard D. Harris

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

Biography

Richard D. Harrisis Co-Chair of the Chicago Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and the firm's Global Patent Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters, with particular emphasis on litigation. His practice remains actively involved with patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property-related transactional projects.
Areas of Concentration

Patent and trademark litigation
Prosecution (acquisition) of patents and trademarks from the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent interpretation towards avoidance and design-around
Intellectual property portfolio evaluation
Intellectual property mediation and arbitration
Federal Court-appointed technical expert/mediator
Expert witness in patent and trademark matters
Development of transactional relationships concerning intellectual property rights

Professional & Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
Event sponsor/fundraiser, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Fundraiser, American Cancer Society
Fundraiser, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Former Vice-Chairman, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section

Awards & Recognition

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law, 2013-2014
Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2013
Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-2013
Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2004-2013
Listed, IAM Magazine, "The IAM Patent 1000," Litigation, 2012 -2013
Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Co-Chair, Government Contracts & Projects Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Co-Founder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Shareholder & Executive Chairman at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Chairman at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Co-President at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Richard D. Harris
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1975

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

BS in Engineering
Class of 1971

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

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Current

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES SPECIFIC TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Career History
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Current

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S.

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Political Donations
$1,000
2007
$200
2004

Partner at Advantage Government Strategies LLC

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Richard D. Harris is affiliated with Greenberg Traurig LLP, Dick & Harris

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