John R. Harris was a partner in the Technology/Intellectual Property Practice and a registered patent attorney. For over 30 years, John advised clients in the electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer, and Internet sectors on intellectual property matters.
John counseled clients, prepared and prosecuted patent applications, rendered opinions, and negotiated transactions involving various technologies such as electronic commerce systems, financial services business models and payment systems, global positioning systems, telecommunication technologies, video signal processing, data compression, computer architecture, visual systems for flight simulation and video gaming, distributed database systems, and computer software interface technology.
John contributed to early publications on Internet law. He also helped put together and was co-chair of the first computer law legal education program in the Southeast, the Southeastern Computer Law Institute held at Georgia Tech in 1984 and 1985.