December 18, 2023

Matt Cutler and Mike Smith Named Among “Best IP Lawyers in St. Louis”

2024 Best in Business logoCongratulations to Matt Cutler and Mike Smith, who are included in Small Business Monthly’s 2024 list of “Best IP Attorneys in St. Louis.”

They join 23 other lawyers who were selected for this honor from among hundreds of nominations submitted by the publication’s readers.

A litigator with 25 years of experience, Matt’s work involves representing clients in district courts and at the ITC. He also handles inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office., He is a trusted advisor and advocate for clients of all sizes who face IP portfolio management issues.

Mike brings in-house experience to his work at Harness IP, where he prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications, prepares and negotiates intellectual property-related agreements, conducts patentability and infringement studies, and litigates patent infringement cases. His work focuses on electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, and medical devices.

The “Best IP Attorneys in St. Louis” list is featured in the January issue of Small Business Monthly
and will be available on the publication’s website throughout the year.




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 for more information.