Zachariah S. Harrington
Zachariah Harrington is an intellectual property attorney and one of the three founding partners of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson. Before founding the firm, Mr. Harrington was Counsel to Bechtel Corporation, where he was the only attorney in the 40,000 person company who specialized in intellectual property. Before he worked at Bechtel, Mr. Harrington was a senior associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in the patent litigation group.
Mr. Harrington has litigated complex patent cases for clients such as Microsoft and Intel in the Eastern District of Texas. He managed the day-to-day operations of those cases and has frequently been a leader of large joint defense groups. He has led all phases of discovery, taken and defended the depositions of inventors, prosecuting attorneys, key executives, 30(b)(6) witnesses, and experts, prepared dispositive motions, worked closely with experts in preparing their reports, prepared witnesses for trial, and prepared post-trial and appellate briefs. Mr. Harrington has negotiated the intellectual property aspects of large, multi-billion dollar technology and construction contracts. Additionally, Mr. Harrington’s practice has included reexamination, reissue, and interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Harrington also has an active pro bono practice. In 2008, Mr. Harrington worked with the Innocence Project to represent a man sentenced to life in prison. In 2006 he received the Legal Aid Society’s award for outstanding pro bono service based on his representation of a prisoner being denied basic medical care.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Harrington worked as an R&D engineer at Micron Electronics. As part of his duties at Micron, Mr. Harrington developed and carried out experiments related to cutting edge microchip technology.
Mr. Harrington earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1998. During his senior year at Rice, he won the William Akers Senior Design Competition. Mr. Harrington earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2002.
- New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Western District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Patent & Trademark Office
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rice University 1998
- J.D., Duke University School of Law 2002
- Trover Group v. Verint Systems, et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented lead defendant, Verint Systems, in a patent infringement action relating to video surveillance technology.
- Visto v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex.) – Counsel to Microsoft in a patent litigation regarding mobile email.
- Rambus v. Samsung (N.D. Cal., E.D. Va.) – Counsel to Samsung in multi-district patent and fiduciary duty litigation. Activities resulted in covenant not to sue and a finding of attorneys’ fees for client.
- Seagate v. Cornice (D. Del.) – Represented Cornice in a patent and trade secret litigation regarding mini-disk drives. In the Matter of Certain Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (ITC) – Counsel for Cornice, Inc. in Section 337 investigation in front of U.S. International Trade Commission involving seven patents relating to hard disk drive technology.
- MicroUnity v. Intel (E.D. Tex.) – Counsel to Intel in a patent litigation regarding Pentium processors.
- Panasonic – Represented Panasonic in intellectual property portions of several licensing and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
- Synopsys v. Nassda (Cal. Sup. Ct., N.D. Cal.) – Represented Nassda in patent infringement, trade secret, and fiduciary duty litigation matter relating to electronic design automation technology.