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Jonathan H. Harder

Jon provides clients with strategic counsel for intellectual property assets. He routinely represents various Fortune 500 and startup companies in preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. Jon leverages his technical degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as his experience as a software developer at a multi-national computer technology company, to effectively prepare and prosecute patent applications for clients.  

His practice focuses on the full life cycle of patents, which includes identifying patentable subject matter for clients, preparing patent applications, and performing prosecution procedures.  Jon is regularly involved in drafting appeals, RCEs, and responses to USPTO actions. He also performs notice of allowance reviews, including providing recommendations for continuing applications and interviewing examiners throughout the process. His experience extends to a wide range of computer technologies, including virtualization, content sharing/management platforms, artificial intelligence, power management, video processing, cloud computing, optimization, smart home environments, autonomous vehicles, internet technologies, productivity applications, product design, and memory devices, among others. 

Education & Credentials


Southern Methodist University

M.S., Software Engineering

Southern Methodist University

B.S., Computer Science

University of Houston Law Center


Bar Admission

  • California
  • Texas


  • Super Lawyers
    • Texas "Rising Star," 2023

Prominent Assignments

  • Represented a developer of portable orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitation machines in the prosecution and acquisition of its patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios, handling all of the client’s trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement work.
  • Retained by a craft bakery and pizzeria to aid in performing enforcement of their patent and prosecution of another patent application.
  • Supported a prolific inventor in the prosecution and licensing/sale of his patent portfolio.
  • Represented a prolific inventor, in the revival of his expired international patents and the licensing of his patent portfolio.
  • Represented a rehabilitation and medical technologies manufacturer and has written the majority of their patent assets.
  • Served as counsel to an energy technology innovator on the IP aspects of the deployment of a methanol technology platform..
  • Represented a venture capital firm that invests in science and technology to evaluate patents and conduct a Freedom to-operate search.
  • Supported a start-up company that is revolutionizing the technology of peptide drug discovery using artificial intelligence in the prosecution and acquisition of its patent portfolio.

Court Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office
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