April 28, 2022

Harness IP Adds Patent Attorney with Chemical Expertise to its St. Louis Office

Harness IP is pleased to announce the addition of a registered patent attorney with more than twenty years of patent law experience to its Metro St. Louis Office.

Andrew C. Wegman joins the firm effective April 20. Wegman has experience serving clients across a range of chemical technologies, including agricultural and industrial chemical formulations, pharmaceutical compositions and delivery processes, fire suppressant technologies, and alternative fuel technologies.

“Andy’s decades of focus on chemical technologies, ranging from obtaining patents to handling freedom to operate and patentability assessments, means that few people have a sharper understanding of the industry than he does,” says Ray Millien, CEO of Harness IP. “Andy is a true asset to our firm.”

Wegman’s practice at Harness IP will focus on utility and plant patent prosecution and global patent portfolio management. He will serve clients of all sizes, ranging from multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies to smaller companies and start-ups. Wegman previously served as a Partner in a Midwest based general practice firm. Before that, he was an Associate and Partner with an IP boutique based in St. Louis.

He holds a J.D. from Saint Louis University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, previously known as the University of Missouri – Rolla.

About Harness IP

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 www.harnessip.com for more information.