Mike Harris is a technical writer for The Courtney Firm. He works with our patent attorneys to support clients’ needs in patent law and intellectual property law. Mike has thirty years of engineering experience at high tech firms including Mostek, Texas Instruments and Raytheon. His extensive work with technologies including probe test development and probe hardware development enable Mike to provide valuable technical expertise for the clients of The Courtney Firm. In addition, Mike’s experience with international communications among engineers located across the globe enables him to interface successfully with The Courtney Firm’s range of international contacts in support of the intellectual property needs of clients.
Mike graduated from Louisiana State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. He started his career with Texas Instruments as a research and test engineer, improving upon existing technologies and processes used internally by TI. He then moved into operations management and successfully streamlined operations and cut expenses at multi-probe repair centers. As operations manager, Mike expanded TI’s probe repair technology and process to multiple sites, including TI’s Philippine facility. There, Mike developed probe repair operations and successfully trained Filipino engineers to implement existing systems and methodologies. Before joining The Courtney Firm, Mike worked as a Process Engineer to improve communications and productivity among members of a worldwide, multi-lingual team.