Maia H. Harris is a partner in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office, with a focus on patent litigation, licensing, and IP counseling. Ms. Harris has extensive experience representing clients in large-scale complex patent and intellectual property litigation, including in international arbitration and federal district courts across the country. Ms. Harris’ clients and work span a variety of industries and technologies, including medical device manufacturers, universities and research institutions, semiconductor processing, surgical methods, consumer products, and networking technology.
A primary focus of Ms. Harris’ work centers on the IP issues facing inventors and companies in the life sciences industry. She is also one of several members of the firm who, together, focus on providing a full suite of IP services specific to the needs of universities and research institutions (and related start-ups), including prosecution and portfolio management and strategy, licensing, and where necessary, enforcement. Ms. Harris is also a leader of the firm's Digital Health Practice, which advises clients, including pharmaceutical, medical device and mobile medical app companies, on how health care IT affects them.
Before joining Pepper, Ms. Harris was a partner with Nixon Peabody and co-chair of the New England region of the firm's Life Sciences Initiative.