Jon Harris focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent litigation. His experience includes patent and commercial litigation matters across a broad spectrum of technologies, and he has worked on cases pending in federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Harris is also a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Following law school, Mr. Harris served as a law clerk to Judge Karen K. Caldwell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate with a law firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Before law school, Mr. Harris worked as an engineer with Schnabel Engineering in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Successfully defended Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. against claims of infringement of a patent related to a geographic search function in the Eastern District of Texas. Matter settled. GeoTag Inc. v. Where 2 Get It Inc. et al., No. 11-0175 (E.D. Tex. filed Mar. 15, 2011).

Reebok against Respondents RBX Active in patent infringement and importation investigation related to athletic shoe sole functionality. Case favorably settled after Respondents agreed to cease importation. In re Certain Athletic Footwear, U.S. ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1018.


University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (2008) cum laude, Order of the Coif
Kentucky Law Journal, Member

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Concentration) (2004)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., Physics (Astronomy Concentration), Minor in Mathematics (2001)


North Carolina (2013)

Kentucky (2008)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2012)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (2009)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (2009)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2009)


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky - Karen K. Caldwell (Sep 2008-Aug 2009)

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