Shinjin Ethan Harris

Patent Engineer


Shinjin (Ethan) Harris is a Patent Engineer in the Intellectual Property Department with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ethan is based in the firm’s Salt Lake City office where he is a member of the Electronics Practice Group. 

Prior to joining Foley, Ethan was a Patent Engineer and assisted global corporations with their patent portfolios, including prosecution in a variety of computer-related arts, such as 5G, Wi-Fi, and computer data storage technologies. Since joining Foley, he has expanded his clientele to include startups and his technological focus to include Artificial Intelligence, software applications, assembly line apparatuses, electronic apparatuses of various use and design, and more.

Prior to joining the legal industry, Ethan completed various internships as he progressed towards a B.S. in Computer Engineering. One such internship included a Full-Stack Engineering position for 3M. In this role, he worked on the complete lifecycle of a web-application, from conception to post production bug-fixing/improvements.


  • Brigham Young University (B.S., 2021)
    • Computer Engineering
    • Minors:
      • Computer Science
      • Mathematics