Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2020) — Maynard Cooper is pleased to announce that Christopher J. “Chris” Harnett has joined the Firm’s office in New York City as a Shareholder in the Intellectual Property Practice.

With nearly 30 years of experience, Harnett has served as lead counsel in dozens of intellectual property cases throughout the United States. Formerly a partner at Jones Day and Ropes & Gray, he has successfully tried patent infringement and trade secret cases involving a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, computer systems, and consumer products.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to Maynard Cooper and our national team of intellectual property attorneys,” said Sasha Rao, Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and Partner in the San Francisco office. “His strong reputation and notable success further solidify Maynard Cooper’s position as a leader when it comes to handling complex patent disputes for clients, particularly in the technology and life sciences arenas.”

Highly regarded for his legal acumen, Harnett is listed as a “Leader in the Field” in the area of “Intellectual Property: Patent” by Chambers and Partners: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Other accolades include recognition in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, The Best Lawyers in America©, and The Legal 500 US: Intellectual Property-Patent Litigation.

Harnett earned his J.D. cum laude at Georgetown University Law Center, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Cellular Biology and Molecular Biology from The American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Biology from Binghamton University.

Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property Practice provides clients end-to-end intellectual property legal services from IP protection, acquisition and licensing, to post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal and IP trials, arbitration and appeals to help them compete, grow and secure their businesses. With expertise and substantial experience in litigation and transactional matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition, the Firm represents clients across a wide range of technologies spanning the electrical, computer, mechanical and life sciences. We serve as counsel to industry leaders in areas including financial technology; drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; electronics and computers; software, big data and Internet; and mobile and wireless.


About Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is a full-service law firm that resolves complex business challenges with integrated legal solutions drawn from more than 300 attorneys across the United States. The Firm collaborates with its clients to understand their businesses at a granular level, advocating to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit maynardcooper.com.

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