2021 Vault Rankings
About Harrity & Harrity LLP
Founded just before the turn of the millennium, Harrity & Harrity LLP is laser-focused on electrical and mechanical patent work. The firm’s motto, “We Patented Quality,” is just the first indicator of its deep expertise in the field.
Virtual Patent Experts
Harrity opened its doors in 1999. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, the firm employs approximately 40 attorneys—many of whom work remotely—and a staff with expertise in patent drafting, prosecution, and data analysis. There is no lack of expertise among the ranks: All of the firm’s patent attorneys are registered to practice with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Nothing but Patents
Harrity has the numbers to support its claim of being a leading patent firm. Since its founding, the firm has obtained more than 8,060 patents and has drafted more than 3,540 patent applications in the last three years. The firm services many high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and takes pride in serving its clients for the long haul. Harrity’s patent attorneys have experience in a broad range of industries, from aerospace to health care to financial services and more. And the firm does work involving cutting-edge technology like blockchain, driverless vehicles, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things.
When it comes to patents, Harrity considers itself an extension of a client’s in-house team, given its ability to provide comprehensive services, insights, and opinions. The firm offers five main service areas: patent preparation & prosecution, patent analytics, client counseling & opinions, IP strategy, and software automation. The patent analytics team provides some especially unique services. The group founded Patentprufer.com, which is a community-based patent prosecution database. It also collaborates with the Intellectual Property Owners Association to publish the Patent 300® —an annual list of companies who received the most U.S. utility patents that year—and licenses out its interactive Patent 300® Dashboard.
Genuinely Giving Back
Harrity 4 Charity: It certainly has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? But more than just a catchy name, the firm is truly dedicated to helping the greater community. The firm’s partners pledge five percent of their profits to charities including the American Heart Association; Inova Children’s Hospital in Virginia; ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer; and No More Stolen Childhoods, an organization that works with childhood sexual abuse survivors. The firm’s commitment to these organizations began after co-founding partner John Harrity survived a near-fatal heart attack in 2016—his remarkable recovery inspired him to find ways to give back.
Because we have had remote work options for several years, our firm has already been entirely cloud-based and paperless and embracing video technology for all types of meetings. The initial stages of our interview process were already held via video calls, but we have since moved our in-person final interview to a virtual video call as well. This has been the only main change in the recruiting process. We have also focused on advertising our flexible hours, including for support staff, to account for parents with children in remote learning and other caretaker responsibilities, in addition to our collaborative, team-based environment despite having all employees work remotely. The firm has also focused on conducting weekly leadership calls with every member of our team to ensure that everyone is in a good mental health space and provided free weekly meditation classes, which has been a draw to new attorneys.
11350 Random Hills Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (571) 432-0800
Managing Partner: Paul Harrity
Hiring Partners: Paul Harrity, John Harrity, Paul Gurzo
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
1 - 50
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Firm did not disclose salary.
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No. of U.S. Offices: 1
No. of International Offices: 0