Jayla Harvey’s practice focuses on patent litigation and prosecution. Her effective advocacy skills for clients in these practice areas were honed both in her research studies and various work experiences.
Jayla earned her B.S in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Howard University. While at Howard, Jayla worked as a research assistant in a computational biology lab that focused on tracking the evolutionary history of various genetic traits. While participating in this innovative work, she honed her excellent research skills and learned to appreciate the intricacies of complex projects. Jayla uses her scientific background to understand and discuss technical aspects of clients’ businesses from everyday items to medical devices across multiple disciplines.
Jayla served as a teaching assistant in several college level laboratory classes, including microbiology and advanced evolutionary biology. During this time, she learned how to simplify complex scientific ideas, such as statistical genetic analyses, into more easy-to understand concepts. Today, Jayla uses her teaching experience to communicate legal and technical issues clearly and effectively to clients, judges, and adversaries.
During law school, Jayla further developed her legal research skills while serving as a legal intern to the Hon. Bahir Kamil, J.S.C. While in this position, she gained valuable insight into the inner workings of the judicial system. In her final year of law school, Jayla was a clinical law student in the Intellectual Property Law Clinic at Rutgers Law School. Jayla advised law clinic clients in many areas of intellectual property such as conducting trademark and patentability searches, drafting trademark and patent opinion letters, filing trademark applications, and advising on copyright matters.