October 19, 2020

Harness IP Attorney Named to 2020 Texas Super Lawyers List

Harness IP, one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Gerald Welch has been named to the 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers. This marks the 16th year in a row in which Welch has been named a Super Lawyers honoree.

Welch is a Principal in the firm’s Metro Dallas office. His practice spans nearly four decades and focuses on serving clients in the medical device, healthcare, electrical, and energy production and delivery industries. He routinely performs due diligence investigations, conducts clearance studies for introducing new products, and handles post-issuance disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients regarding intellectual property strategies to enhance the value of their portfolios.

Welch joins several Harness IP attorneys from the firm’s Metro Detroit office who were named Super Lawyers for the state of Michigan. These lawyers include: Lisabeth Coakley and Glenn Forbis. One additional attorney from Troy — Tim Martin — was named to the Rising Stars list for exceptional attorneys who are 40 years old or younger and have practiced law for ten years or less.

The Super Lawyers designation is granted to only the most respected attorneys and includes no more than 5% of attorneys in each state. 

Nominations for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are based on a rigorous, multi-step system of peer reviews and independent research to evaluate key indicators of professional success.  Selections for both lists are made each year and announced on a state-by-state basis.

About Harness IP

Harness IP holds a #2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks #6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Founded in 1921, Harness IP’s 100+ attorneys and patent agents focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation, and other IP rights. The firm has offices in Metro Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.harnessip.com for more information.