Practices Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Branding
  • Technology Licensing
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets

JD Harriman is a Partner at Foundation Law Group LLP where he leads the firm’s Intellectual Property group.

JD’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, strategic counseling, due diligence investigations, pre-suit investigations, intellectual property litigation, and intellectual property counseling on behalf of the holders of large patent portfolios, as well as emerging growth companies. His background is in electrical engineering, materials science, and computer software.

JD has more than 25 years of experience in patent prosecution, as well as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patent infringement analyses, patent validity studies, and intellectual property transactions. He possesses extensive technical knowledge of data transmission, permission based file sharing, encryption, compression, software patents, Internet patents, business method patents, telecommunications, blockchain technology, mobile apps, and computer architecture. He has lectured on intellectual property matters on four continents.

Prior to joining Foundation Law Group, JD was a partner at the international firm of Arent Fox. He has also been a partner at the international firm of DLA Piper as well as other prestigious law firms located in Los Angeles.

JD’s publications and presentations include:

  • “The Search for a Happy Median Against ‘Trolls’,” National Law Journal, September 9, 2013
  • “NPE Battleground — Good Intentions Vs. Good Results,” Law360, March 28, 2013
  • “Bilski’s impact on software patents,” Intellectual Property and Technology News, October 2010
  • “New considerations in the patent process Patent Law 2009,” Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, January 2009
  • “The Implications of Intellectual Property Protection,” Patent Enforcement Best Practices, March 2007
    Panelist, Q&A at the Los Angeles Developer Patent Summit, April 2013

JD received his juris doctor from USC Law School and is admitted to practice law in California and by the United States Patent Bar. He received his BS in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.