Jessica Harrison

Adjunct Professor
Patent Practice and Procedure
Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s innovative online Patent Practice and Procedures II course. In the course, students from around the globe build on their basic intellectual property and claim drafting skills by learning the law, regulations, customs, and practices for interfacing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Students simulate the patent prosecution experience by drafting a complete patent application and claims, as well as multiple Office action responses in Ms. Harrison’s course. 

Ms. Harrison is also a partner at Resolute Legal, PLLC where her practice focuses on all aspects of IP portfolio development and management, strategic patent advising, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, opinion work, patent correction, and post-grant patent litigation. Ms. Harrison brings her extensive 30+ years of patent practice experience and her deep USPTO Agency experience to assist clients as a USPTO practice and procedure litigation expert. 

Ms. Harrison previously worked as a post grant proceeding specialist at Oblon where she gained expertise in patent post-grant litigation and patent prosecution and was a contributing author to the treatise “Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” PLI 2013. At Oblon, Ms. Harrison’s practice focused on Post-Grant Proceedings including Inter Partes Reviews, Reexaminations and Reissues. 

Prior to joining attending law school, Ms. Harrison served over 24 years at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where Ms. Harrison served in a wide variety of management roles across the Office. Ms. Harrison was an electrical SPE in Central Reexamination Unit as well as a SPE in various units of the games and amusement workgroup 3710. Ms. Harrison also served as a SPRE/QAS in Technology Center 3700. In this role, she gained subject-matter expert status in multiple areas of technology as well as multiple administrative areas including petitions, special laws cases, Reissues, Reexamination and Interference proceedings. Early in her USPTO career, she examined applications in electronic games and amusement devices, electronic education devices, computer based training systems, and electrical exercising devices. She also worked examining a wide variety of medical devices including cardiac pacing devices and endoscopic devices.

Bar and Court Admissions
New Hampshire Bar US District Court, New Hampshire
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Partner, Resolute Legal PLLC
Post-Grant Proceeding Specialist, Oblon
United States Patent and Trademark Office (25 years)

Education
University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
University of South Carolina, B.S., and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Memberships
Honorable Pauline Newman American Inn of Court
New Hampshire Bar Association

Legal Publications
Author “Prosecution Insights Gleaned from a Review of Recent Patent Examiner Training”, ABA Landslide, May 2018.
Co-author “Antedating Prior Art in PTAB Patentability Trials,” BNA’s Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal, July 2015.
Contributing author “Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” PLI 2013.