October 17, 2016

Harness IP adds Former USPTO Examiner Paul Zarek to its St. Louis Office

Harness IP, one of the country’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiner Dr. Paul Zarek to its St. Louis, Missouri office.  Dr. Zarek, who holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, served as an examiner for eight years determining the patentability of inventions claimed by major pharmaceutical companies and universities.  He will join the firm’s BioPharma practice group working to secure the intellectual property assets and business innovations of clients around the globe.

“Having Paul on our team is a major benefit to our clients,” said Rudy Telscher, Principal at Harness IP.  “His presence here is another clear indication of our commitment to delivering the best, most comprehensive service in the industry.  We are proud to have him.”

Dr. Zarek joins the firm as its only Patent Agent.  He earned his Ph.D. from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine where he used state-of-the-art technology to explore the role of extracellular adenosine on T cell tolerance.  He also received Bachelor’s Degrees in both Biology and English from Georgetown University.  At the USPTO, he gained extensive knowledge of patent laws and regulations while examining innovations that included small molecule therapeutics, biologics, medical devices and methods of treating a wide variety of diseases.

In collaboration with the BioPharma practice group, Dr. Zarek will prepare and prosecute patents, assist with client research, and advise start-ups up to Fortune 500 companies on best practices for securing valuable intellectual property assets in a competitive marketplace.

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, DC.  Visit www.harnessip.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.