Kirk R. Harris

Attorney at Law Shareholder

Kirk R. Harris

Kirk R. Harris

Attorney at Law Shareholder

Kirk Harris’s practice focuses on business and intellectual property litigation. He has litigated a range of cases involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights as well as general business litigation involving breach of contracts, unfair business practices, tortious interference with business relationships, and other corporate disputes. His experience encompasses a spectrum of technologies, including fitness and recreational equipment, smart home, computer software and hardware, medical devices, sporting goods, automotive, solar energy, blow-molding, and satellite transmission and communication.

Mr. Harris also has widespread experience representing clients in a variety of situations, such as arbitrations, mediations, settlement negotiations, and contract and licensing negotiations. Mr. Harris has been involved in several trials in both state and federal courts and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Utah and has been admitted to practice before many federal district courts. Mr. Harris has also represented clients before the international trade commission (ITC) and in international arbitration.

Prior to joining Maschoff Brennan, Mr. Harris was an attorney and non-equity shareholder at Workman Nydegger. In 2019, Mr. Harris was recognized in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property by Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized as a Mountain States Super Lawyer every year since 2013 and he has been named one of Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Prior to law school, Mr. Harris worked as a metallurgical engineer for one of the largest steel manufacturing companies in the United States. During law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Idaho Law Review.

  • Education
    • J.D., University of Idaho, 2004
    • B.S., University of Utah, Metallurgical Engineering, 2000
  • Practice Focus
    • Complex IP Litigation, Inter Partes Conflicts & Mediation and Arbitration
    • Patent Infringement, U. S. and Europe
    • Trademark Infringement
    • Trade Dress Infringement
    • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
    • Breach of Contract
    • Patent Related Antitrust Actions
    • Appeals
    • Assistance with Appeals Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Other Regional Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling
    • Trademark Searches and Clearance Opinions
  • Technical Experience
    • Compositions
    • Material Sciences
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • Utah State Bar
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • American Bar Association
    • Salt Lake County Bar
  • Second Language
    • Portuguese
  • Awards & Recognition
    • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers; Litigation – Intellectual Property (2019 – 2020)
    • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014 – 2019)