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. He has drafted over 500 patent applications in the electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies, with a focus on efficiency and quality.
Neil is actively involved with the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) and has partaken in several speaking engagements regarding topics such as innovation and the IP field, as well as strategies for using patent analytics to manage IP portfolios and IP teams.
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 a variety of technologies, including 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.
Panelist. “LAW FIRMS NAVIGATING NEW FRONTIERS,” Anaqua, Webinar (October 2020)
Panelist. “EXCELLENCE IN IP LAW FIRMS: HOW LAW FIRM STRUCTURES EVOLVE,” IPwatchdog, Inc., Virtual Thought Leadership Panel (October 2020)
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)