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About Harrity & Harrity LLP


Founded just before the turn of the millennium, Harrity & Harrity LLP is laser-focused on electrical and mechanical patent work. The firm’s motto, “We Patented Quality,” is just the first indicator of its deep expertise in the field.

Virtual Patent Experts

Harrity opened its doors in 1999. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, the firm employs approximately 40 attorneys—many of whom work remotely—and a staff with expertise in patent drafting, prosecution, and data analysis. There is no lack of expertise among the ranks: All of the firm’s patent attorneys are registered to practice with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Nothing but Patents

Harrity has the numbers to support its claim of being a leading patent firm. Since its founding, the firm has obtained more than 9,000 patents, recently drafting more than 3,920 patent applications in a three year period. The firm services many high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and takes pride in serving its clients for the long haul. Harrity’s patent attorneys have experience in a broad range of industries, from aerospace to health care to financial services and more. And the firm does work involving cutting-edge technology like blockchain, driverless vehicles, virtual reality, 5G networks, and the Internet of Things.

When it comes to patents, Harrity considers itself an extension of a client’s in-house team, given its ability to provide comprehensive services, insights, and opinions. The firm offers five main service areas: patent preparation & prosecution, patent analytics, client counseling & opinions, IP strategy, and software automation. The patent analytics team provides some especially unique services. The group founded, which is a community-based patent prosecution database. It also collaborates with the Intellectual Property Owners Association to publish the Patent 300®—an annual list of companies who received the most U.S. utility patents that year, with an accompanying interactive dashboard of prosecution statistics.

Genuinely Giving Back

Harrity 4 Charity: It certainly has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? But more than just a catchy name, the firm is truly dedicated to helping the greater community. In addition to the firm’s pro bono program, which partners with non-profits like the Homeless Persons Representation Project, the firm’s partners pledge 5% of their profits to charities including the American Heart Association; Inova Children’s Hospital in Virginia; ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer; and No More Stolen Childhoods, an organization that works with childhood sexual abuse survivors. The firm’s commitment to these organizations began after managing partner John Harrity survived a near-fatal heart attack in 2016—his remarkable recovery inspired him to find ways to give back.

COVID-19 Update

Harrity has adopted a fully remote/virtual recruiting process, which aligns with our 100% remote work environment. While we had previously conducted most of our interviews via video calls, we used to fly candidates in for the final stage. We now incorporate video technology into all portions of the process, including this crucial step. This allows us to still meet with our candidates face to face, without worrying about the coordination of travel, or the safety of our employees and interviewees. 

Harrity & Harrity LLP

11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 600
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (571) 432-0800

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Paul Harrity
Hiring Partners: Paul Harrity, John Harrity, Paul Gurzo
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Samantha Sullivan
Director of Marketing & Recruiting
(267) 614-5102
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Fairfax, VA

Major Departments

Intellectual Property