Blaney Harper

Blaney Harper's practice focuses on representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in strategic patent litigation, including patent portfolio evaluation and enforcement, in United States District Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Blaney's experience covers a broad cross-section of technology, including semiconductor structures, microprocessor architecture, memory, application-specific integrated circuits, and related hardware and software for applications such as wireless communications, fiber-optic networks, distributed computing, digital image processing, computational linguistics, computer controlled radiology, computer peripherals, accelerometers, and other electronic sensors.

Blaney was the lead lawyer defending Vizio against infringement allegations on four patents from LG (In the Matter of Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-687). Blaney also took a lead role in trying the patent infringement defense of several semiconductor manufacturers concerning their ball grid array (BGA) packaging products before the ITC (In re Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-605). He has had similar leading roles in enforcing digital camera portfolios (Eastman Kodak Company v. Sony, et al., Civil Action No. 04-CV-6095T(F)), defending infringement regarding integrated circuit (MEMs) accelerometers in Sercel (Input/Output, Inc. et al. v. Sercel, Inc., Case 5:06-cv-00236-DF-CMC) and in defending against claims concerning internet infrastructure equipment (Tantivy Communications, Inc. v. Lucent Technologies, Inc., Civil Action No. 2-04-CV79 (TJW)).

Blaney also represents and counsels clients concerning patent portfolio development and patent prosecution, including appeal and post-grant proceedings, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Litigation , 3) Patent Prosecution & IP Counseling, 4) Trademarks, 5) Unfair Competition & Copyrights and 6) Corporate Compliance Programs
Law School Georgetown University Law Center
Education University of Michigan (B.S., 1982)
Bar Member / Association New York, District of Columbia, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Most recent firm Jones Day
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