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Heidi E. Harvey is Of Counsel in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. She is an experienced intellectual property trial lawyer and counselor on a wide range of technologies including optics, imaging, fluorescence interference, chemical vapor deposition, infrared radiation detection, and medical and mechanical devices. Her counseling practice has a particular emphasis on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property for small and privately-held companies, sole proprietorships, artists and authors, as well as intellectual property transactions.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Harvey has devoted a substantial fraction of her professional time to pro bono representation in the areas of immigration, housing, and artists’ rights. She has participated since inception in the Northeast Housing Court’s Lawyer for a Day program on behalf of the firm, which was honored with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2010 Access to Justice Award . Representative clients in the arts include painter and writer Christine Arveil; master bow maker and composer Benoit Rolland; and Frank C. Gaylord II, the sculptor of the Korean War Veterans’ Memorial.

Representative technology clients include Chroma Technology Corporation (fluorescence interference filters), Exergen Corporation (infrared radiation devices), and the University of Massachusetts (genetics, polymers, mechanical and medical devices).

She has also represented leading trademark owners such as the Boston Athletic Association for the BOSTON MARATHON trademarks, Gillette subsidiary, Braun Inc. and Braun AG in design patent matters, and Paramount Pictures and Asics Tiger Corporation in enforcement of their trademark rights.

Ms. Harvey was a principal of Fish & Richardson P.C. from 1995-2007. During that time, she held positions as firm-wide chair for Litigation, Advocacy Skills Training, Pro Bono and Copyright Practice Groups.

Ms. Harvey is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School and a frequent speaker on litigation and intellectual property topics, including for the National Institutes of Trial Advocacy, Suffolk University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and AIPLA.

Ms. Harvey is a member of the American Morgan Horse Association and has bred and raised Morgan horses for nearly 40 years. She is a volunteer at Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program in Lincoln, MA.


JD, Cornell Law School 1986

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1982
Chemical Engineering


  • Massachusetts 1986
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Member: Massachusetts Bar Association; Women in Bio, Boston Chapter

Other Distinctions

Top Rated – AV® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law, 2012-2013

2010 Top Women of the Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

2009 Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence, Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2007-present.

Papers and Presentations

Do’s and Don’ts for Departing Employees,” Burlington Free Press (2011).

Lecture: “Trade Secrets,” Sloan School of Management, MIT (2009- )

Panel: “How Changes in Patent Law Have Altered Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Licensing,” Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2009)

Lecture: “IP Essentials: Trade Secrets,” Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2008)

Markman Demonstration: “Tactics for Mastering Markman Issues: Claim Drafting to Hearings; Judicial and Litigation Perspectives,” Suffolk University Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2008)

Panel: “The Create Act, Section 103(c)(2)”, National Council of University Research Administrators, Region I Spring Meeting (2006)

Lecture: “Ethics of Negotiation,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2005)

Chair, Patent Panel: 7th Annual IP Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2004)

Chair: “Protecting Product Designs,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2002)

Panel: “Daubert Issues in Patent Litigation” AIPLA Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar (2001, 2003)


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