Harry J. Gwinnell

Harry J. Gwinnell

Of Counsel


Firm Practice Areas/Practice Groups

Client Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer
Portfolio Management and Due Diligence
USPTO Petitions, Appeals and Special Procedures
Reexamination, Post Grant and Inter Partes Review Proceedings


USPTO Patent Examiner – 1968-1978 (chemical and polymer technology)
USPTO Acting Supervisory Patent Examiner – 1978 (chemical and polymer technology)
Patent Counsel and Assistant Chief Patent Counsel – United Technologies Corporation – 1978-1989
Intellectual Property Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary – Cabot Corporation – 1989-1994
Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Assistant Secretary – Eastman Chemical Company – 1994-2001
Vice-President and Chief IP Counsel – Cargill, Inc. – 2001-2011
Patent Attorney – Greenblum and Bernstein, P.L.C. – 2011-Present

Offices/Professional Activities

President, Connecticut Patent Law Association (1987-1988)
President, Tennessee Intellectual Property Association (1996-1997)
Treasurer, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (2001-2002)
Guest Lecturer at Case-Western University School of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, Ave Maria Law School (2001–2011)
Vice-President, Intellectual Property Owners Association (2002-2005)
President, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (2003-2004)
Board of Directors, National Inventors Hall of Fame (2004-2006)
Founding President, Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (2004-2009)
Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (2004–2011)
Board of Advisors, William Mitchell College of Law (2009-2011)
Board of Advisors, University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center (2008-Present)


President’s Distinguished Service Award, Intellectual Property Owners Association (2010).
European Chief Patent Counsel Association (COMPRI), Sole U.S. Representative, (2007-2011).
Frequent Seminar and Law School Lecturer in the area of Intellectual Asset Management.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
Intellectual Property Owners Association


Villanova University, B.S. in Chemistry (1968)
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D. (1974)

Bar Admissions

1974, Virginia
1978, USPTO