John D. Harris Partner Leader - Patents, Canada

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1992 - Ontario

Primary office:  Ottawa

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John D. Harris

John Harris is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and leader of the firm's Patents Group in Canada. His practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patents and industrial designs in the high-tech, mechanical and electrical subject-matter areas.  John's practice also includes advising both established and start-up companies with respect to patent portfolios, enforcement and licensing.

John has over 25 years experience in a wide range of subject-matter areas, including: mechanical and electromechanical devices, computer hardware and software, automotive technology, robotics, welding, steelmaking, stretch wrapping, agricultural equipment, fiber based packaging, pulp and paper, database management systems, data storage systems, data access and business intelligence tools, graphical user interfaces, compression, encryption, business methods, network architecture, digital signal processors, semiconductor design, medical devices and nuclear scintillation cameras.

John is a lawyer (called to the Bar of Ontario), a Registered Canadian Patent Agent, a Registered United States Patent Agent and a Professional Engineer. John is a member of: LSO, IPIC, AIPPI, AIPLA, PEO, OPEO, CSME, ASME, IEEE.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

  • 1992

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1990

    • Education
      Queen's University, LLB.
  • 1988

    • Education
      Queen's University, BSc. (Eng.)


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)