June 14, 2018

Four Harness IP Patent Attorneys Receive International Recognition

Harness IP, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that four patent attorneys in its Metro Detroit headquarters are included in the newest edition of IAM Patent 1000 honoring the world’s leading patent professionals. The 2018 edition marks the fourth year in a row that patent attorneys Mark Elchuk, David Utykanski and Bryant Wade are included, while this is the first year for Paul Keller. Harness IP alumnus Greg Stobbs was also named to the list.

In business for nearly a century, Harness IP provides full-service intellectual property solutions to clients around the globe. The firm’s “big picture” strategy includes patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright protection, trade secret agreements, litigation services, opinion work, portfolio management and beyond.

In this year’s entry for Harness IP, IAM notes:

“’One of the best in Michigan for large institutional clients’, Harness, Dickey & Pierce impresses with its precision patent drafting and strategic portfolio management wisdom …. Another thought leader is Bryant Wade, who enjoys tremendous cachet in Asia – particularly Japan – as a strategic adviser and prosecutor. Coming from a physics background, he has broad-ranging technical expertise. Indeed, scientific fluency is common across the organisation: former Hewlett-Packard engineer Mark Elchuk has a combination of electrical and mechanical expertise that lends itself well to the protection of innovations in the aerospace and automotive sectors; likewise dual litigator and prosecutor David Utykanski, who worked as a design engineer for a top defense contractor before entering the law. Veteran Paul Keller is a civil engineer with experience in the communications, construction and environmental sectors, as well as a knack for keeping his patrons out of trouble.”

Hailing itself as “a one-stop resource that focuses exclusively on naming best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis,” the IAM Patent 1000 provides detailed information to assist businesses and individuals in identifying best-in-class patent attorneys.

About Harness IP

Harness IP has obtained more than 60,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 17,000 trademark registrations for clients around the globe.  Currently ranked eighth among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2017 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness IP safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs.  Harness IP has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Visit www.harnessip.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.