January 9, 2017

Franklin & Odell of Harness IP Win “Best Patent Attorneys” Award

Harness IP, one of the country’s largest and most respected patent and trademark law firms, is pleased to announce that Charlie Franklin and Elizabeth Odell of the firm’s St. Louis office have been named to the list of “Best Patent Attorneys.” St. Louis Small Business Monthly published the 2017 list of winners based on a reader poll conducted by the publication.

Charlie Franklin is a patent attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office. His practice is focused on preparing and prosecuting patents for a range of clients in the electrical and mechanical industries. He regularly advises clients on the best strategies for maintaining a profitable intellectual property portfolio, provides freedom to operate analyses, and works with small businesses to protect their innovations. Franklin earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

St. Louis patent attorney Elizabeth Odell is also an Associate with Harness IP. Formerly a software developer for IBM and Yale University, she is currently focused on safeguarding the intellectual property for clients in diverse industries, including: software, the mechanical and electrical arts, and communications.  She is also deeply experienced in handling IP transactions as well as providing counsel on trademark and copyright law. Odell earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Tulane University, and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

About Harness IP

Harness IP has obtained more than 55,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921. Currently ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2015 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.