University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Harrie Samaras

Adjunct Professor, Dispute Resolution in IP: Strategies & Alternatives (IPSI)

Harrie Samaras founded the ADR & Law Office of Harrie Samaras where her practice includes serving as a full-time neutral in domestic and international intellectual property and business/technology cases.  She also consults for companies on ADR related issues.  Samaras is certified by the International Mediation Institute and she is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Samaras serves as a neutral for the American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. District Court for the E.D. of Pennsylvania.

Samaras has worked as an attorney in the corporate and private sectors focusing her career on intellectual property litigation at the trial and appellate levels.  In the corporate sector, Samaras has served as Director of Intellectual Property Litigation for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company and as Vice President Intellectual Property, Legal for a business unit in a pharmaceutical/drug delivery company.  She began her legal career as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and then served at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as a staff attorney to the Senior Technical Advisor and thereafter as a law clerk to Chief Judge Helen W. Nies.

For many years Harrie Samaras has held leadership roles in the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association (IP Law and Dispute Resolution Sections).  She also is an avid author and presenter in the area of ADR, speaking at programs of professional organizations and bar associations, and lecturing at academic institutions.  Samaras is the editor and an author of the book ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practice for Intellectual Property Cases

Samaras obtained her Master of Laws degree in Patent and Trade Regulation Law from The George Washington University National Law Center, and she earned her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Baltimore School of Law. Ms. Samaras holds Masters and Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of Maryland in the life sciences.