Viddy Harris, Associate

IP attorney, chemist and patent-holding inventor

Viddy’s niche is chemistry, and he has represented clients in matters relating to various technologies, including oncology, polymer formation, refinery flow, software and small-molecule pharmaceuticals. He also has experience overseeing the intellectual property transactions in mergers and acquisitions, and helped M&G Chemicals navigate its high-profile bankruptcy, managing the complex patent portfolio for the suite of companies.

Viddy understands the patent process from the inside out. Not only has he helped numerous inventors protect their intellectual property as an attorney, but Viddy’s also an inventor who holds several patents himself. Clients appreciate this unique perspective — they love working with Viddy because he can relate to their challenges and speak their language. Patent applications are all about details, and Viddy prides himself on catching the little things that separate a good application from a great one.

Recognized in the industry, dedicated to the community

Before joining the firm, Viddy spent five years as a chemist conducting research and development at ExxonMobil Chemical Company. During that time, he focused on ligand synthesis of organometallic catalysts and polymer modifications. He is a named inventor on three issued patents and three pending applications.

Outside of patent work, Viddy dedicates time to pro bono matters, from helping people establish wills to handling asylum claims. In his free time, he volunteers with his local Boy Scout troop and is a member of the American Chemical Society. Viddy and his wife also enjoy baking and have made more than 15 wedding cakes together

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2016
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Arizona, 2011
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office