Jason A. Heist

Principal / Detroit Metro Office

Jason’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications; preparing patentability, freedom-to-practice and validity opinions; client counseling regarding intellectual property; and preparing and prosecuting trademark applications.

Jason has substantial experience in obtaining patents in diverse technology areas including automotive technologies such as exhaust after-treatment systems, clutches, transmissions, expandable sealants and shaft seals; compressors; piezoelectric actuator and piezoelectric compositions; medical devices; ink compositions and methods; ink jet printing apparatuses and methods; interferometers; display technologies including LCD, LED, electrophoretic and OLED; SAW devices; gyroscopes; resonators; VSCELs; and others.

Prior to joining Harness IP, Jason was employed in the automotive field at Sika Corporation, where he focused on the research and development of thermoplastic and rubber-based expandable sealants for use as acoustic baffles in automobiles. While attending law school, he worked as a Law Clerk and a Patent Agent at Harness IP, assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.


  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association


J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006

B.S., Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office