June 2, 2021

Harness IP Welcomes 2021 Class of Summer Associates

Harness IP is pleased to welcome four Summer Associates to the firm’s Troy, Michigan office for the next several months. The four law students will work closely with patent and trademark attorneys across the firm as they gain first-hand experience and insight into practicing intellectual property law.

The firm welcomes the following Summer Associates:

  • Hamad Mirza, 3L at Wayne State University
  • Stacey Posadas, Rising 3L at Michigan State University
  • Justin Stoner, Rising 3L at Santa Clara University
  • Colette Verch, Rising 2L at Wayne State University

Harness IP’s Summer Associate Program begins each year with IP Law Boot Camp for all Summer Associates. They will then begin gaining real-world experience by working directly with one or more attorneys and handling a range of assignments, such as conducting prior art searches, drafting patent and trademark applications, preparing litigation documents, and other legal assignments. A primary goal of the Summer Associate Program is to expose law students to as many areas of IP law as possible and allow them to guide their own career development.

No specific experience is necessary to be eligible for the Harness IP Summer Associate Program. Due to the high volume of resumes received, however, the firm only considers those who demonstrate a high level of achievement in previous educational and/or work experience, as well as those who possess excellent communication skills.

About Harness IP
Harness IP is celebrating 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently holds a #2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks #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 Metro Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.harnessip.com for more information.