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Blaney Harper


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  • Georgetown University (J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif 1991); University of Vermont (M.S.E.E. 1987); University of Michigan (B.S.E.E. 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, District of Columbia, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the USPTO.

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 has been the lead lawyer defending against infringement allegations on multiple patents on behalf of Cree Inc. (concerning LEDs), Imagination Technologies (concerning Graphic Processors), Vizio (TVs), Freescale (packaged semiconductors), Eastman Kodak Company (digital cameras), Sercel I/O (MEMs accelerometers), Lucent (internet infrastructure), and others.

Blaney is a co-chair of the ITC practice at Jones Day and has been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 1000 (2014-2015) and in Managing Intellectual Property "2015 USIP Stars."

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.

Blaney Harper