Chris's Profile

Chris Harnett, a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s office in New York City, focuses his practice on the litigation of intellectual property matters. He has nearly 30 years of experience, successfully trying patent infringement and trade secret cases involving a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, computer systems, and consumer products.

Chris works closely with clients to develop integrated legal and business-focused strategies that best serve their needs, relying on his strong background in science, legal experience, and expertise to achieve his clients' objectives.

Chris earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center after the American University awarded him an M.A. in Cellular Biology and Molecular Biology.

Chris's Awards

  • Chambers USA: Leader in the area of Intellectual Property: Patent (2020)
  • The Legal 500 US: intellectual property — patent litigation
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2014-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (since 2009)
  • Who's Who Legal (2016)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006-2016)
  • Lawdragon 500 "New Stars, New Worlds"

Bar Admissions

State Bar: New York

U.S. District Court: New York (Eastern, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: First Circuit, Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education
  • Georgetown University
    • (1990, J.D., cum laude)

  • American University
    • (1986, M.A. in Cellular Biology and Molecular Biology; Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, 1984-1986)
  • Binghamton University (SUNY)
    • (1984, B.A. in English and Biology with Distinction)

Friday, May 1, 2020

MAYNARD COOPER DISTINGUISHED IN 2020 CHAMBERS USA GUIDE

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys and 11 areas of practice received high marks in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the industry’s well respected legal rankings publication. Since 2007, Maynard Cooper has consistently earned recognition...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MAYNARD COOPER LANDS PROMINENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRIAL LAWYER

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...

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