Harry J. Guttman, Ph.D., J.D.

Harry has more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience, helping clients capture, procure, protect, generate income from, and enforce their intellectual property.  He represents a diverse clientele, including multinational and Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and universities.  Harry recognizes that each client has unique needs and business challenges; he helps clients maximize value from intellectual property by structuring strategies to those unique criteria.

Harry started his patent law career as a patent examiner in the Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry Technical Center of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  He worked as a patent agent, student associate and associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, before moving to Cincinnati.  Prior to entering patent law, Harry garnered more than 10 years of scientific research experience.

Harry has worked in numerous technical areas, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, biochemistry, immunology, microbes, stem cells, polymer/rubber chemistry, photochemistry, fuel cells, biofuels and bioproducts, among other chemical, biotechnology and alternative energy technologies.  He has extensive experience in strategic patent portfolio development; U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution; freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analysis; and other opinions of counsel tailored to address and protect client interests.  He also has expertise in post-grant patent procedures (e.g., ex parteand inter partes re-examinations and reissue applications), patent landscape analyses, licensing transactions, due diligence investigations, FDA patent term extensions, and intellectual property audits.

Harry regularly speaks on a variety of intellectual property topics, ranging from patent law reform to prosecution tactics before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to basic intellectual property concepts.  He is a member of the Steering Committee for CincyBIO and a member of the Board for the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP).


  • District of Columbia
  • States of Ohio and Maryland
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; District of Columbia)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2006
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry, 1994
  • University of Chicago, M.S., Physical Chemistry, 1989
  • Stony Brook University, B.S., cum laude and departmental honors, Chemistry, 1987
Harry J. Guttman can be reached via e-mail at: harry@arrigo.us
Harry J. Guttman can be contacted via his direct line at 202-844-6546.