John A. Harre

Partner - Boston

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John Harre is a partner in Foley Hoag's Business Department concentrating his practice on the life sciences. He assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of licensing agreements and strategic collaborations and advises them on business matters involving intellectual property issues, including mergers and acquisitions, investments and litigation. John primarily works with clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices industries, drawing on over 25 years of experience that includes senior in-house counsel and executive leadership roles and private practice at several law firms. 

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  • UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Tennessee, M.S., Biotechnology, 1989
  • University of Missouri, B.A., Biology, 1986



Professional Experience

  • Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., Vice President Intellectual Property; Global Head of Intellectual Property
  • Archemix Corp., Vice President, General Counsel and Business Development; Vice President, General Counsel; Senior Director/Vice President, Intellectual Property


  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Dean's Advisory Council, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law (2018 – present)
  • Co-chair, Legal Working Group, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (2018– present
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  • Massachusetts
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)