The George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D, with honors) – 2011
University of Florida
(B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, cum laude) – 2007
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
IPO Corporate IP Management Committee Vice Chair
Virginia State Bar Association
Neil Kardos is a patent attorney specializing in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. His practice focuses on electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies, including telecommunications, 5G, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems, financial technologies, computer hardware and software systems, computer networking, search engines, optical systems, internet hardware and software systems, machinery, sensors, control systems, e-commerce, and business methods.
Neil is actively involved with the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) and has spoken at the IPO annual meeting on several occasions, most recently about diversity and gender disparity among inventors. He has partaken in several speaking engagements regarding innovation and the IP field, including presentations at IPO and the Corporate IP Institute as a panel member to analyze and discuss trends in corporate IP management, as well as to share strategies for using patent analytics to manage IP portfolios and IP teams. As part of his work on the IPO’s Corporate IP Management Committee, for which he has served as Vice Chair, Neil helped develop a benchmarking survey that assists in-house counsel in the management of their IP departments and patent portfolios.
Prior to joining Harrity, Neil worked as a Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications directed to computer-related technologies, operations research, e-commerce, computer software, complex network analysis, internet applications, and business methods. While working at the USPTO, Neil attended The George Washington University National Law Center and served as a member of The George Washington Law Review. He has been with Harrity, LLP since April of 2012.
Moderator. “STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING GENDER DISPARITY IN PATENTING,” 2018 Corporate IP Institute, Atlanta, GA (October 2018)
Moderator. “STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING GENDER DISPARITY IN PATENTING,” 2018 IPO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 2018)
Moderator. “USING IP ANALYTICS TO MANAGE YOUR PORTFOLIO, YOUR TEAMS, AND YOUR PERFORMANCE: A COMPARISON ACROSS COMPANIES AND INDUSTRIES,” 2016 Corporate Intellectual Property Institute® (CIPI), Atlanta, GA
Speaker. “TRENDS IN CORPORATE IP MANAGEMENT,” 2014 IPO Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA
Contributor. “2017 IPO Corporate IP Benchmarking Survey,” Intellectual Property Owners Association (September 2017)
Coauthor. “Analysis of 2013 Board Decisions Regarding ‘Configured to’ Language,” Patently-O.com (Feb. 2014)
Contributor. “2013 IPO Corporate IP Benchmarking Survey,” Intellectual Property Owners Association (September 2013)