Harrity & Harrity, LLP

Harrity & Harrity, LLP Harrity & Harrity is an IP boutique specializing in the preparation and prosecution of electrical an
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The following is a list of the patent-related services that we provide. Please note that the list shown below is by no means exhaustive. If you are interested in a patent-related service that is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us. Patent Preparation
•Conducting inventor interviews.
•Preparing patent applications from various forms of invention disclosure materials.
•Filing pate

nt applications in the United States, as well as outside the United States. We have established relationships with counsel in most foreign countries. Patent Prosecution
•Prosecuting patent applications, including reissue and re-examination applications, in the United States, as well as applications outside of the United States.
•Preparing and filing appeal briefs with the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Patent Opinions
•Preparing validity, enforceability, and freedom-to-operate opinions relating to various technologies in the electrical and mechanical areas. We work with our clients' personnel to identify information necessary to render quality opinions. Such quality opinions enable our clients to make informed business decisions related to intellectual property issues. A sample of the patent applications that the firm has prepared and successfully can be found on our website.

Happy Hanukkah to all celebrating this season! Wishing you a time of joy, peace, and togetherness. 🕯️
12/07/2023

Happy Hanukkah to all celebrating this season! Wishing you a time of joy, peace, and togetherness. 🕯️

Amidst a national blood shortage, John Harrity and Chris Gaskill are leading by example. They're competing to see who ca...
12/07/2023

Amidst a national blood shortage, John Harrity and Chris Gaskill are leading by example. They're competing to see who can encourage the most blood donations before year-end, with $250 going to the winner's charity of choice.

If you are able, please join us in this life-saving initiative and turn competition into compassion. Shout out to Jim Weixel and Nelson Nolte who recently gave blood, bringing to 17 donations!

Find a blood drive near you at https://ow.ly/8uOW50Qer33 and don't forget to tag John Harrity, Chris Gaskill, and Harrity & Harrity!

12/06/2023

We're back with the answer for Monday's trivia question, courtesy of ! Drumroll... 🥁

The most common first name was Michael (6963) and the most common last name was Kim (17372) on issued patent in 2023. Both are also the most common names on patents since 1999, with Michael appearing as the first name on 107,854 patents, and the last name Kim on 223,281. The second most common first and last names, both in 2023 and since 1999, were David and Lee respectively. Great job to all who got it right!

We're taking it to the map for today's questions. 🌍
For US patents granted in 2023, what was the most common:
1. US city for inventors
2. World city for inventors
3. US state with most granted patents and
4. Country with most US apps claiming priority in 2023?

Comment your guesses below and stay tuned for the answer & next trivia question on Friday. 💡👇

Harrity 4 Charity is excited to announce that we will be matching donations made to Change the Conversation, an organiza...
12/06/2023

Harrity 4 Charity is excited to announce that we will be matching donations made to Change the Conversation, an organization dedicated to preventing and healing from child sexual abuse.

Here’s how you can make a difference: For every donation made to Change the Conversation up to $50,000, Harrity 4 Charity will double the impact by matching it - that's right, 2X the donation! That means double the vital training for trusted adults, support for schools, and counseling assistance for survivors!

📆 This match campaign runs until 12/31, so don’t miss your chance to have your donation matched!

To learn more about the Harrity 4 Charity matching campaigns and how to donate, visit: https://ow.ly/lLH450QfhYX

Together, we can change the conversation and make a lasting impact. 🌍

12/06/2023

Exploring the Business Dynamics in Legal Practice: A Path to Empowerment

Similar to many attorneys, Elaine Spector's education and early career were largely devoted to mastering legal skills, with less focus on the business aspects of the legal profession. However, did you know that generating business is a key factor for career advancement in a law firm?

Join us in this week's episode to discover how societal perceptions of women can influence their success in securing new clients.

12/05/2023

🎙️ New Clause 8 episode is now available! 🎙️

On this episode of Clause 8, Host Eli Mazour sits down with Esmael Dinan & Kavon Nasabzadeh of Ofinno. Esmael and Kavon candidly discuss Ofinno’s unique story of succeeding in the patent monetization space.

On this episode, they chat about:
*How Esmael's experience as an inventor at a large operating company led him to start Ofinno
*Kavon's journey from first in-house patent attorney to CEO
*Finding the right broker & process of selling patents
*Ofinno's unique in-house model for patent preparation & prosecution
*Joining Avanci's 5G Connected Vehicle licensing program
*Future plans for its own licensing programs
*And, much more!

Listen now wherever you get podcasts or at voiceofip.com

  is pleased to announce our 2023 End of Year Matching Campaign in support of the American Heart Association!Now through...
12/05/2023

is pleased to announce our 2023 End of Year Matching Campaign in support of the American Heart Association!

Now through 12/31, we will be matching up to $25,000 in donations made to Lawyers Have Heart, one of the largest events in the DC area focused on improving heart health.

Register for the 2024 Lawyers Have Heart 10k, 5k and Fun Walk now to have your donation doubled! Visit https://ow.ly/VO1850Qe9Iv.

12/04/2023

We're excited to introduce Patent Trivia, brought to you by Harrity Analytics! Every other day throughout the month of December, we will feature a unique question about U.S. patent statistics for 2023. We invite you to join in to test your patent knowledge and learn the latest trends in the patent world.

We're kicking it off today with the most common first name and last name found on patent applications in 2023! Comment your guesses below and stay tuned for the answer & next trivia question on Wednesday. 💡👇

For more insights, visit us at https://harrityllp.com/services/patent-analytics/.

We're thrilled to announce that the   $50,000 matching campaign has been extended! Donate to Patent Pathways by 12/31 to...
12/04/2023

We're thrilled to announce that the $50,000 matching campaign has been extended!

Donate to Patent Pathways by 12/31 to support free training for underrepresented demographics to become patent practitioners and have your impact DOUBLED by Harrity & Harrity, LLP.

Invest in the future of the patent field today: https://ow.ly/UzRF50QavcB.

Learn more about the program and other ways to get involved at https://ow.ly/1x7X50QavcJ.

12/01/2023

Is there a secret to mastering the art of patent drafting?

Uncover the strategies that can transform your approach in our latest blog post. Neil Kardos reveals innovative techniques for optimizing inventor interviews, a critical yet often overlooked part of the patent process. Discover how to cut down on rework, make every minute count, and leverage technology for unmatched efficiency.

👉 Embark on your journey to efficiency here: https://ow.ly/LiRi50QceoE

Join us in wishing Jonathan Goodman a Happy Harrity Anniversary!Today, we celebrate a significant milestone for a valued...
11/30/2023

Join us in wishing Jonathan Goodman a Happy Harrity Anniversary!

Today, we celebrate a significant milestone for a valued member of our team, Jonathan Goodman, marking his 5th year with Harrity & Harrity. Jonathan's journey over these years has been nothing short of remarkable, reflecting our firm's commitment to excellence, diversity, and innovation.

We are incredibly proud to have Jonathan as part of our Harrity family. His contributions have not only helped in shaping our firm's journey but have also left a lasting impact on the patent law landscape.

Here's to many more years of success and innovation together!

Learn more about at http://ow.ly/3qoj50Kg9vT.

We're excited to announce an opportunity for a talented Patent Attorney or Agent to join our 100% remote team! We are se...
11/30/2023

We're excited to announce an opportunity for a talented Patent Attorney or Agent to join our 100% remote team! We are seeking individuals with a minimum of 5 years' experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in semiconductor technologies.

As a part of our team, you'll engage in meaningful work that fosters innovation and growth in the semiconductor industry, with a focus on quality and efficiency.

If you have a strong background in semiconductors and share our dedication to excellence and innovation, we would love to hear from you.

For more details and to apply, visit our careers page at https://ow.ly/eaZ350QauhN or send your resume to [email protected].

At Harrity & Harrity, we are dedicated to maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amidst a predominantly digital ...
11/29/2023

At Harrity & Harrity, we are dedicated to maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amidst a predominantly digital work environment. Last week, Patrick Hansen, Derek Abeyta, and their wives had the opportunity to hang out during Patrick's trip to Arizona. We appreciate the unique opportunities that arise from our remote work structure, especially when they lead to in-person meet-ups like this one!

Learn more about at www.harrityllp.com/team.

11/29/2023

We are so proud to unveil the latest iteration of our groundbreaking initiative, the Minority Firm Incubator 3.0 program. We invite you to discover the innovative facets of this program in this week's with Elaine Spector.

For an in-depth exploration, please visit: https://harrityllp.com/mfi-3-0/

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Happy Giving Tuesday!We are so excited to say that Harrity4Charity is matching donations to Patent Pathways up to $50K t...
11/28/2023

Happy Giving Tuesday!

We are so excited to say that Harrity4Charity is matching donations to Patent Pathways up to $50K through the end of the day! Your donation to this worthy cause helps us reshape the patent field by covering essential expenses to empower the next generation of patent practitioners.

Invest in the future of the patent field today. Visit https://ow.ly/YfjY50QavcM to donate and double your impact! Learn more about the program and other ways to get involved at https://ow.ly/XEaT50QavcL.

Harrity & Harrity is proud to support Inova Children's Hospital & Poppy's Toy Drive this holiday season. By contributing...
11/28/2023

Harrity & Harrity is proud to support Inova Children's Hospital & Poppy's Toy Drive this holiday season. By contributing, you can bring joy to pediatric patients. Donations are used not only for holiday gifts, but vital year-round initiatives like music and art therapy, and essential financial support for families in need.

As part of our commitment to the community and in collaboration with the Schar Community Challenge, Harrity is dedicated to making healthcare accessible to everyone. For every donation made to Inova's initiative, will match each dollar, up to a total of $100,000 for !

Donate now at https://ow.ly/cLA950QauxG before it's too late! Matching ends TODAY!

Share holiday smiles with children who are sick. Help provide holiday gifts through Inova’s Poppy’s Toy Drive — and supp...
11/27/2023

Share holiday smiles with children who are sick. Help provide holiday gifts through Inova’s Poppy’s Toy Drive — and support from our Child Life Specialists year-round. They’re experts in caring for “Poppy’s Pals” like Zachary, a courageous boy diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at only three. After two years of chemotherapy and other treatment, today he’s a joyful first grader.

Your gift now will double to brighten the season with holiday gifts, music and art therapy year-round and essential financial assistance for families in need. Our generous partner, Harrity4Charity, has joined the Schar Community Challenge to advance and make healthcare accessible to all.

Donate now at https://ow.ly/riri50QauxE. Harrity4Charity will match every dollar, up to $100,000, through GivingTuesday, Nov. 28!

Harrity4Charity is matching donations to Patent Pathways up to $50K through tomorrow! Each donation helps us reshape the...
11/27/2023

Harrity4Charity is matching donations to Patent Pathways up to $50K through tomorrow! Each donation helps us reshape the patent field by covering participants' Patent Bar preparation and exam fees and other essential expenses to empower the next generation of patent practitioners.

Invest in the future of the patent field today. Visit https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/patentpathways to donate and double your impact! Learn more about the program and other ways to get involved at www.patentpathways.org.

We're thrilled to mark the 6-year anniversary of Rebecca Bachner with our team at Harrity & Harrity. 🎉Rebecca's journey ...
11/24/2023

We're thrilled to mark the 6-year anniversary of Rebecca Bachner with our team at Harrity & Harrity. 🎉

Rebecca's journey with us has been one marked by exceptional dedication and a deep commitment to the pillars of patent law.

Throughout her tenure, Rebecca's contributions have been pivotal in enhancing our firm's automation, analytics, and innovation capabilities. Her expertise has not only streamlined our internal operations but has also significantly benefited our diverse clientele.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we express our sincere gratitude to Rebecca for her invaluable contributions and unwavering commitment. Rebecca, congratulations on six years of excellence and achievement with us. Here's to many more years of success and innovation together at Harrity & Harrity! 🎉🌟

Learn more about at http://ow.ly/3qoj50Kg9vT.

11/24/2023

Why are patent applications often so hard to navigate?

In this week's , Neil Kardos brings to light a simple change that could revolutionize patent legal writing. Imagine transforming complex patent claims into clear, understandable language with just one small tweak.

This is more than a linguistic shift; it's a leap towards making legal documents accessible and user-friendly. How can such a straightforward adjustment in wording lead to a significant improvement in understanding patent applications?

Click the link to dive into this must-read article 👉https://ow.ly/1Th650Q7Gy3

11/23/2023

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we at Harrity & Harrity are especially thankful for our clients and colleagues. Your partnership is invaluable in our mission to better the patent community, and we thank you for being part of our journey. We look forward to continuing our work together, driving innovation and progress in the patent field.

Wishing you all a joyful Thanksgiving! 🦃✨

Celebrating 4 Remarkable Years with Samantha Sullivan 🎉As we mark Samantha's 4-year anniversary with Harrity & Harrity, ...
11/22/2023

Celebrating 4 Remarkable Years with Samantha Sullivan 🎉

As we mark Samantha's 4-year anniversary with Harrity & Harrity, we extend our deepest appreciation for her exceptional contributions.

Throughout her tenure, Samantha has been an integral part of our firm's growth and success. She has been the driving force behind numerous initiatives, significantly shaping the landscape of our firm. Whether it's shaping our marketing strategies or enhancing our recruiting processes, Samantha approaches every task with a level of dedication and professionalism that inspires those around her.

Reflecting on her time with us, Samantha shares her thoughts:

"My last four years at Harrity & Harrity have been nothing short of a remarkable journey. As the Director of Marketing and Recruiting, I have the privilege of intertwining creativity and innovation every day and am constantly learning and growing. I am so fortunate to be leading a team of exceptional individuals and to be supported by my colleagues and leadership. I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the patent community while nurturing my career in an environment that values giving back as much as we value progress. The flexibility, people, and work we do at Harrity are unmatched. I truly love my job! Here's to more years of making a difference." We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Samantha! 🙌

Learn more about at http://ow.ly/3qoj50Kg9vT.

11/22/2023

This week, as Thanksgiving approaches, Elaine Spector is taking a moment to reflect on the year and express sincere gratitude for the extraordinary individuals in our profession who have been dedicated advocates for diversity in the patent field. In this week's episode of , Elaine shares a heartfelt message of thanks.

Education breaks barriers. The nonprofit Patent Pathways offers virtual evening classes to women of color to empower the...
11/21/2023

Education breaks barriers. The nonprofit Patent Pathways offers virtual evening classes to women of color to empower the next generation of patent practitioners, prepare them for a successful career in patent law, and ensure every participant can balance their existing schedules while pursuing their dreams. And, is matching donations up to $50K through Giving Tuesday! Each donation helps us reshape the patent field by covering Patent Bar Preparation & Exam Fees and other essential expenses for each student.

Invest in the future of the patent field today. Visit https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/patentpathways to donate and double your impact! Learn more about the program and other ways to get involved at www.patentpathways.org.

Help fill the holidays with joy for Inova Children's littlest patients. Give to Poppy’s Toy Drive now, and your impact w...
11/21/2023

Help fill the holidays with joy for Inova Children's littlest patients. Give to Poppy’s Toy Drive now, and your impact will be doubled! Now through GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, donations will be matched by , up to $100,000— so you’ll provide twice the smiles for children in Inova’s care. Your support will brighten the season for young patients with holiday gifts, plus support programs like pet, music, and art therapy year-round.

Donate today at https://ow.ly/kUVX50Q9UzT.

11/21/2023

Advanced patent analytics are part of our service offerings. These analytics provide valuable insights into patent portfolios and market trends, enabling informed decisions and advising business strategies for corporations, law firms, and institutions.

Explore what Harrity Analytics can do for you at https://ow.ly/j63s50Q8TxR.

In anticipation of Thanksgiving this week, Harrity's Sustainable Solutions Committee is sharing simple yet impactful tip...
11/20/2023

In anticipation of Thanksgiving this week, Harrity's Sustainable Solutions Committee is sharing simple yet impactful tips for an environmentally conscious celebration. These small adjustments can significantly reduce waste during the holiday season, without affecting your dinner!

Have additional ideas? Share below! 🦃

11/20/2023

Change the Conversation works tirelessly to stop childhood sexual abuse and support those who have endured it. is proud to double the impact of your gift in this vital mission, matching up to $50,000 in donations through 12/31. Your generosity could provide thousands of individuals with necessary prevention training and survivor counseling.

Contribute today at https://ow.ly/w2Bc50Q7GX1 and change the conversation for our children.

This November, John Harrity is putting down the razor to raise awareness and support for our Harrity 4 Charity partner, ...
11/17/2023

This November, John Harrity is putting down the razor to raise awareness and support for our Harrity 4 Charity partner, ZERO Prostate Cancer, through .

"Every bit of growth on my face symbolizes the growth of our impact! I encourage you to join me in helping to end prostate cancer."

Let's grow together for a good cause. Donate now at https://zerocancer.org/ and comment below if you're joining John!

11/17/2023

What's your strategy for transforming initial sketches into the detailed drawings that are so crucial in patent filings?

In this week's , Neil Kardos lifts the veil on his method for evolving initial sketches into the final, detailed patent drawings that are integral to any application. This process isn't just a step in patent filing; it's a strategic art form. What processes do you rely on to ensure your patent illustrations are both technically precise and time-efficient?

Click the link to discover Neil’s method and consider the diverse strategies that can enhance the precision and efficiency of patent filings.

👉 https://ow.ly/5M5550Q5cXB

Interested in a career in patent law? Patent Pathways is your gateway to an exciting future in innovation. Join our free...
11/16/2023

Interested in a career in patent law? Patent Pathways is your gateway to an exciting future in innovation. Join our free, virtual education program designed to empower Black women in STEM. We're providing the tools you need to pass the patent bar and kickstart your journey into a lucrative patent career!

📅 Schedule a casual Coffee Chat with us every Tuesday to learn more about the program and get your questions answered. Let's pave the way to success together!

🔗 Book now: https://ow.ly/sPW450Q58gr

TODAY @ 1 PM ET!The American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Pro Bono Committee will host an informational w...
11/16/2023

TODAY @ 1 PM ET!

The American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Pro Bono Committee will host an informational webinar featuring the Community Legal Center (CLC) and insights into their commendable non-profit work. Discover how they expertly match volunteer attorneys with pro bono clients, ensuring that quality legal services reach those who need them most, and how you can get involved.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the impactful intersection of law and community service. Join below!

Meeting ID: 988 8204 0724
Passcode: 750135
Join Zoom Meeting: https://ow.ly/HonP50Q4Ini

11/16/2023

BREAKING NEWS IN THE PATENT COMMUNITY!! 🚨🚨

The United States Patent and Trademark Office made an exciting announcement yesterday. After much discussion on the topic, has finally created a separate bar for design patent practitioners. Watch this special episode of with Elaine Spector to learn more!

MFI 3.0 Applications close soon! 🚀The Minority Firm Incubator 3.0 program is relaunching in January! If you are part of ...
11/15/2023

MFI 3.0 Applications close soon! 🚀

The Minority Firm Incubator 3.0 program is relaunching in January! If you are part of a minority-owned patent firm and want to take your firm to the next level, this is your chance to learn the ins and outs of running a successful firm from us. Gain expert training, mentorship from industry leaders, and access to essential resources.

Don't miss your chance to apply. Visit https://harrityllp.com/mfi-3-0/ for more information.

11/15/2023

Is there a shift happening in the patent sector? Uncover insights in this week's with Elaine Spector.

Explore recent research findings from ADAPT here: https://ow.ly/pRj650Q5U6M

Ready to make a tangible impact on diversity and inclusion in patent law? By supporting Patent Pathways (a 501(c)(3) org...
11/14/2023

Ready to make a tangible impact on diversity and inclusion in patent law? By supporting Patent Pathways (a 501(c)(3) organization), you can directly fund PLI Patent Bar Prep Courses, Patent Bar Exam Fees, Career Matching, and more for underrepresented individuals to become registered patent practitioners. is matching all donations to the nonprofit up to $50K from 11/1 - 11/28!

Donate today to make a difference tomorrow: https://ow.ly/9TZW50Q1B8Q. Learn more about the program and get involved at https://ow.ly/bl0p50Q1B8S.

Explore patent law as your next   career! Join the Black Women in Science and Engineering - BWISE Virtual Career Fair & ...
11/14/2023

Explore patent law as your next career!

Join the Black Women in Science and Engineering - BWISE Virtual Career Fair & Networking Event tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, 2023, to learn how you can practice patent law without going to law school.

Harrity's Aina Breen, a dynamic patent agent and graduate of the Patent Pathways™ training program, will share her journey and valuable insights on the opportunities awaiting in the patent field for those with science or engineering backgrounds looking to advance their careers.

Don't miss the opportunity to pave your patent pathway for free!

Register TODAY!
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Learn more about at www.patentpathways.org.

Harrity Analytics presents a comprehensive look at the shifting trends of automotive patents among Germany's premier aut...
11/13/2023

Harrity Analytics presents a comprehensive look at the shifting trends of automotive patents among Germany's premier automakers since 2000. Discover how Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche have navigated the patent landscape over the past two decades. Our latest blog delves into the strategic moves that have seen BMW and Porsche accelerate their innovation drive, leaving Mercedes to reevaluate its position.

Read more to see how these industry giants are gearing up for the future of automotive technology: https://ow.ly/mkWE50Q3HSP

11/13/2023

supports Change the Conversation's mission to prevent childhood sexual abuse and provide solace to survivors. Through educational programs and professional training, they're changing narratives and healing communities. Help us amplify this impact! We're proud to announce that we will be matching your donations up to $50,000 through the end of the year.

Visit https://ow.ly/apF650Q603e to make your contribution count twice!

Last week, Sandy Maxey participated in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run to celebrate survivors, honor the lost, and raise fu...
11/13/2023

Last week, Sandy Maxey participated in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run to celebrate survivors, honor the lost, and raise funds for prostate cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment.

She shared the following of the event:

"This weekend, something truly remarkable happened in South Jersey. Together, we took strides – both literally and figuratively – against a formidable opponent: prostate cancer. As I reflect on the incredible energy and spirit at the ZERO Prostate Cancer run, my heart is brimming with gratitude.

I want to extend my deepest thanks to every participant, donor, and supporter who contributed to this cause that's so close to my heart. Whether you laced up your running shoes, made a donation, or sent words of encouragement, your generosity has been the driving force behind this event's success."

Help in our partnership to out cancer. Visit www.harrity4charity.org to learn more and donate today!

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Our Story - 20 Years in the Making

Harrity & Harrity is an IP boutique that has been specializing in the preparation and prosecution of electrical and mechanical patent applications since 1999. Our services include patent preparation and patent prosecution, patent opinions, patent analytics, patent quality support, and patent preparation and patent prosecution training.

We have, since our inception, grown and maintained a robust and prestigious client base, consisting of a number of Fortune 500 companies and some of the leading technology companies in the world. Our client base consists mainly of long-term clients whom have come to trust and depend on our quality, experience, innovation, and service.

Our team loves working at Harrity because of the culture. A few things that we do differently include:


  • Our work environment is casual.
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