Harris A. Pitlick

Oliff PLC
277 South Washington Street
Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: (703) 836-6400
Facsimile: (703) 836-2787

Email: hpitlick@oliff.com

Position

Of Counsel

Practices Areas

Biochemical, Chemical

Admitted

District of Columbia, 1975
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1986
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1981
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1983

Education

George Washington University Law School, 1974
J.D., Juris Doctor, with honors

The Cooper Union, New York City, New York, 1968
B.E., Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, with honors

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1968-1970
Graduate work in Chemical Engineering

Publications

U.S. Patent Litigation: 150 Q & A AIPPI Japan, June 2011

Some Thoughts About Unexpected Results Jurisprudence 86 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 169 (2004).

What Does "Evidence Presented To Rebut a Prima Facie Case of Obviousness Must Be Commensurate in Scope With the Claims to Which It Pertains" Mean?, 85 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 257, 369 (2003)

The Mutation On The Description Requirement Gene, 80 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 209 (1998)

Looking Beyond Blazemarks on Trees -- It's Time to Revisit the Description Requirement in the Wake of Warner-Jenkinson, 79 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 625 (1997)

Letter to the Editor, 72 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 63 (1990)

"On Sale" Activities Of An Independent Third Party Inventor, Or--Whose Widget Is It?, 64 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 138 (1982)

A Proposed Compromise To The "Prior Art" Controversy Surrounding In Re Hellsund And In Re Bass, 56 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 699 (1974)

Past Positions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Associate Solicitor, 1981-1994
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner, 1970-1980

Affiliations

American Bar Association - Member
Bar Association of the District of Columbia - Member

Honors

Commerce Department's Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service (1994)

Tau Beta Pi