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Phone: (610) 430-8389

1554 Paoli Pike #289

West Chester, PA 19380

Harrie Samaras

Current Employer:

ADR Office of Harrie Samaras

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Employment ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Licensing
✔ Pharmaceuticals ✔ Securities
✔ Software ✔ Technology
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes

Experience:

Harrie Samaras is a Fellow of both the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and she is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. She serves as a neutral on an ad hoc basis and for ADR organizations including: the AAA/ICDR, CPR, WIPO, and the ICC. In private practice, Harrie represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in intellectual property cases. In the corporate sector, she served as Director of Intellectual Property Litigation for a telecommunications company and as Vice President Intellectual Property, Legal, for a business unit of a multi-national pharmaceutical company. Early in her legal career, Harrie worked as a staff attorney and law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Work History:

  • ADR Office of Harrie Samaras, West Chester, PA June 2009 - Present
  • RATNERPRESTIA, Valley Forge, PA 2003 – 2009
  • ÉLAN DRUG DELIVERY, INC., King of Prussia, PA 2000 – 2002
  • MCI WORLDCOM, INC., Washington, D.C. 1997 – 2000
  • LOWE, PRICE, LEBLANC & BECKER, Alexandria, VA 1994-1997
  • KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR, Newport Beach, CA 1990 – 1994
  • U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, Washington, DC 1985 – 1990 (Law Clerk to the Honorable Helen W. Nies, Chief Judge; Deputy Senior Technical Assistant, Office of the Senior Technical Assistant)
  • U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, Arlington, VA 1983 – 1985
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH, Bethesda, MD 1980 – 1983

Cases:

For a list of representative arbitrations see: http://harriesamaras.com/about-menu/experience/arbitration/

Training:

For a list of courses see: http://harriesamaras.com/about-menu/credentialing/. Also, Harrie participates in annual training through the College of Commercial Arbitrators, ABA Dispute Resolution Section, and International Academy of Mediators.

License:

  • Maryland State Bar, 1985
  • California State Bar, 1991 (inactive in 2011)
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1995 (inactive in 2010)
  • Pennsylvania State Bar, 2003

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, "top rated lawyer in alternative dispute resolution"

Panels:

  • American Arbitration Association (Arbitration, Commercial Master Mediator)
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (Biotechnology, Technology)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (List of Neutrals, Domain Name)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • National Arbitration and Mediation (Arbitration, Mediation)
  • U.S. District Court for the E.D. of Pennsylvania (Arbitration, Mediation)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission (Mediation)
  • Chester County Courthouse (Arbitration)

Associations:

  • For a full listing of association and leadership positions, see: http://harriesamaras.com/about-menu/leadership/
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section (Section Vice-Chair)
  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Education:

  • LLM, Patent and Trade Regulation, 1991- THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL LAW CENTER, Washington, DC
  • JD, UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW, Baltimore, MD, 1984
  • MS, Cell Physiology / Biochemistry, 1978 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, MD
  • BS, Zoology / Chemistry, 1976 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, MD

Publications:

Miscellaneous:

For a full listing of presentations, see: http://harriesamaras.com/presentations-menu/speaking/.

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