David A. Harris

Patent Technical Advisor

+1 617 937 2331

Dr. David A. Harris is a patent technical advisor in the patent counseling and prosecution practice and a member of Cooley’s litigation department. His practice focuses on the domestic and international preparation and prosecution of patent applications for a variety of global clients ranging from small startups to large multinational companies. David specializes in a wide range of technical areas related to organic chemistry and biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals (small molecules and biologics), specialty chemicals and processes, polymers, medical devices and diagnostics. His practice also encompasses intellectual property due diligence and opinion matters, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, and non-infringement analyses. David possesses a deep understanding of the science behind clients’ innovations and has transferred his significant technical expertise to advocating these concepts on their behalf.

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  • The Scripps Research Institute
    PhD, Chemistry

  • Cornell University
    BA, Chemistry
    magna cum laude, 2004

  • Cornell University
    BA, Economics
    with distinction, 2004


  • American Chemical Society

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


+1 617 937 2331 office

500 Boylston Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3736