July 24, 2023

IAM Patent 1000 Named Ten Harness IP Attorneys to Its 2023 List

Harness IP is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been included in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000 list. The list is the definitive go-to resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent counsel. This is the 10th year in a row that the firm’s patent attorneys have been ranked by the prestigious guide.

The 2023 honorees include:


Michigan Patent Attorneys:


Missouri Patent Attorneys:

In its recognition of the firm and our attorneys, IAM Patent 1000 noted:

“Harness IP has a reputation for excellence that has been carefully honed over its century on the market and is a trusted partner to those with valuable intellectual assets.”

“The Michigan outpost is home to a diversely talented lineup of lawyers, including Paul Keller, who takes a client-first approach and manages patent portfolios with a deft touch. Mark Elchuk is a thoughtful prosecutor, who is quick to get to grips with complex technology, particularly in the aerospace industry. Top due diligence expert David Suter takes a genuine interest in his service users of all sizes and their goals to dispense sage counsel that will make a meaningful difference to their business. Glenn Forbis is a clear and eloquent advocate, who delivers decisive representation. Big-picture thinker David Utykanski delivers total patent care, and operates flawlessly in the prosecution and litigation arenas. He is a go-to for intricate briefs. Bryant Wade is a well-rounded practitioner with a global outlook, as well as being a top choice for Japanese companies seeking patent counsel.”

“Harness IP has placed service users and their needs front and centre for the past century and strives to achieve robust patent protection through creative, cutting-edge strategies. The set is rich in real-world engineering and scientific experience, boasting former USPTO examiners and in-house counsel who can quickly get to the heart of any issue.”

“Well-rounded lawyer appreciated for his litigation skills as well as adroit portfolio management, Matthew Cutler is committed to delivering a high-quality product, exceptional results, and stellar service. So too is Michael Thomas, who maintains a lively prosecution practice alongside being a top choice for those seeking representation in post-grant proceedings. Joseph Walsh renders commercially aligned advice into neat solutions on a cost-effective

basis. The equally experienced, Bryan Wheelock is a real maestro when it comes to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical device industry.”

London-based IAM is a highly trusted source of worldwide news, analysis, and data on the management of intellectual property as a key business asset. It keeps in-house counsel up to speed with the global issues and strategies that matter, giving companies, firms, and innovators the detail and depth they need to operate successfully. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence, and the level of work for which they are typically retained were all taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.


More information on the listing can be found on the IAM Patent 1000 website.




Harness IP is celebrating more than 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently holds a No. 2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks No. 6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Harness IP’s attorneys and IP professionals focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation and other IP rights. The firm has offices in metropolitan Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.harnessip.com for more information.