Jonathan M. Harris


Jonathan M. Harris concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property law. He focuses on assisting clients with developing and managing their patent portfolios, including the preparation and prosecution of patents, the preparation of legal opinions, freedom-to-use analysis, license agreements, 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 personal and server computer systems, cloud technologies, microprocessor architecture, embedded controllers, telecommunication systems, medical devices, and semiconductor 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.


  • 2018, Patent Law, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2013–2017, “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property, listed in Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2006, “Rising Star,” listed by Super Lawyers



  • 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


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