John Harmon’s practice includes worldwide intellectual property counseling including patent prosecution, product clearance analysis, diligence, agreements and general intellectual property counseling.
John represents clients in industry and academia ranging from venture-backed startups to large corporations and academic institutions in a wide range of technologies related to the mechanical, materials, and chemistry fields. John’s strong technical skills combined with his deep knowledge of patent law and industry allows him to align client business goals with specific IP strategies crafted to meet those goals. Representative technologies that John has dealt with include medical devices, wearable sensors, microfluidics, micro and macroencapsulation systems for biologic compounds and cells, additive manufacturing, optics and imaging systems, sports and consumer products, active suspension systems, autonomous vehicles and systems, robotics, polymer processing methods, metallurgy, battery systems and materials, and renewable energy systems.
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, John was a consultant with a focus on batteries, medical devices, consumer products, and general materials issues. During his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology, John conducted research in materials processing and characterization of metallic glasses and composite materials.
John is actively involved in the entrepreneurial scene in Boston. He serves as a board member for The eForum (formerly the MIT Enterprise Forum). The eForum is dedicated to providing coaching and mentoring programs for entrepreneurs and showcases emerging tech to inspire innovation.