Andrew Harry, a founding attorney at Xsensus, is an electrical patent attorney. A combination of his experience as a wireless communications systems engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, as well as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), gives Mr. Harry the ability to help develop and maintain high-value patent portfolios.

Mr. Harry’s clients include large consumer electronics companies to small start-ups, all of which rely upon strong patents to maintain market share and to drive business growth. His business-driven approach to application drafting captures the essence of the innovation, but more importantly, claims its business value. Leveraging his unique blend of engineering experience and deep exposure to the USPTO’s examination practices, Mr. Harry is able to help his clients cultivate and manage high-value patent portfolios.

Mr. Harry utilizes effective and efficient patent procurement and prosecution practices to navigate emerging technologies through the U.S. patent prosecution process. Often, he will implement accelerated prosecution methods, grouping of related technologies and frequent face-to-face interviews with USPTO Examiners into his prosecution methods. Mr. Harry also has experience managing proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

With extensive practical engineering and patent experience, Mr. Harry is able to provide patent counseling to some of the world’s leading innovators across the areas of wireless communications, signal compression & encoding schemes and recording medium formatting and construction, with a focus on the following:

  • 3GPP – 5G/4G/3G
    • Carrier Aggregation
    • Unlicensed Spectrum
    • Machine-Type Communications (MTC)
    • Device-to-Device (D2D) and Proximity Services (ProSe)
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • IEEE 802.11
  • WiFi Display
  • High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • IEEE 1901 (Powerline Communications)
  • Advanced Televisions Systems Committee (ATSC)
  • Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
  • MPEG
  • Blu-ray

In addition to Mr. Harry’s substantial experience with wireless communications, he is able to provide expert counseling over a wide variety of related electrical technologies, including:

  • Analog circuit design and embedded control systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Network architectures
  • Audio and video processing and display technologies
  • Signal compression and encoding schemes
  • Recording medium formatting and construction
  • E-commerce and software-based diagnostic and control systems

 

 

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering, specialization in communications & digital signal processing

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Virginia State Bar

Prior Affiliations

  • Oblon
  • USPTO Examiner
  • Booz Allen Hamilton