An aerospace engineer who never backs down from a challenge
As a patent agent, Harrison Buenger works side-by-side with the firm’s attorneys to create patent strategies that protect his client’s inventions and intellectual property rights. His knack for preparing strong patent applications is centered around the time he invests in tailoring the details of a case to his client’s portfolios. Harrison has an inquisitive mind and is never afraid to ask challenging questions and develop creative solutions.
Before joining the firm, Harrison gained engineering experience conducting aerospace research as a student at Texas A&M. He analyzed the integrity of different structures based on their stressors and also looked at the cardiovascular system within a spacesuit bound for Mars. He also gained experience in drone surveillance and automation technologies working with the university’s mechanical engineering department. Harrison leans on the technical foundation his research established and applies it to his IP work with Patterson + Sheridan in chemical applications, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, electronics and semiconductors, and oil and gas technologies.
Harrison is a familiar face at Patterson + Sheridan. He started as an intern with the firm in 2019 and 2020, then became a full-time employee in 2021. After a brief stint teaching third-grade English, he returned to Patterson + Sheridan in 2023 to continue expanding his knowledge and technical specialties.
After graduating from Texas A&M with an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, Harrison knew he wanted a role with diverse work that allowed him to learn something new every day. Patterson + Sheridan provides him with the opportunity to do exactly that. He’s worked with clients in various industries, including non-traditional patent work for pop-up game installations and vertical planting solutions.
A deep-rooted passion for learning, writing and literature
Harrison’s career in IP law was set in motion by his love for writing. He believes masterfully crafted language is what makes technical information shine.
In Harrison’s experience, having different perspectives on language creates better attorneys — so he decided to pursue a master’s degree in literature from the University of Portsmouth. While his interest in literature began as a child, Harrison honed his technical writing skills in college when he started translating research findings into print for his professors.
When he’s not wrapped up in a classic book or studying, Harrison enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends. He also teaches Sunday school at his church, volunteers in his community and mentors high school and college-aged men.