Jonathan M. Harris


Jonathan M. Harris concentrates his practice in a wide variety of intellectual property issues. He focuses on assisting mid-size and large companies with developing and managing their patent portfolios, including the preparation and prosecution of patents, the preparation of legal opinions, freedom-to-use analysis, and general counseling regarding various intellectual property issues.

Jonathan's patent prosecution practice has focused largely on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and software arts, including areas such as analog and digital circuits, semiconductor processing and packaging, personal and server computer systems, cloud technologies, microprocessor architecture, embedded controllers, telecommunication systems, and medical devices.

Jonathan served as an electrical engineer for the space program prior to attending law school. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas as well as a M.S. in electrical engineering and a MBA from the University of Houston. While earning his J.D. at South Texas College of Law, Jonathan served as an editor for the South Texas Law Review.


  • 2022, “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law, Houston, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2018–2022, Patent Law, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2013–2019, Texas “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property, listed in Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2006, “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property, listed in Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)



  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association



  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • The University of Texas, BS
  • South Texas College of Law, JD
  • University of Houston, MBA
  • University of Houston, MS