November 15, 2018

Harness IP Attorney Receives the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award

Harness IP is pleased to announce that Matt Cutler a Principal in the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri office, recently received the 2018 “Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Award” presented by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. This year’s award recognizes the hard work that Cutler and his Notre Dame classmate Randy Soriano are doing to serve wounded military service members and the families of killed-in-action service members. They accepted the award at a November 7 dinner in South Bend, Indiana.

Cutler and Soriano started the Joshua Chamberlain Society (JCS) in 2008. The organization’s support comes in the form of monetary assistance, tuition payments, networking assistance, or any services that help improve lives of “JCS Heroes,” or veterans receiving their support. Specifically, JCS has modified homes for the heroes, helped with Christmas presents for the heroes’ children and even bought a car for one of the fallen hero’s daughters. The organization currently supports 19 JCS heroes in the metro St. Louis and Nashville areas.

The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C, Award was established in 1985 to honor a Notre Dame alumnus or alumna who has performed outstanding service in the field of government, patriotism, public service, or local, state and national politics. Cutler and Soriano are among the youngest honorees of the award and are the first to be co-recipients.

In addition to his work with JCS, Cutler is a nationally recognized patent attorney with specific expertise in litigation and strategic IP portfolio counseling. He is a Principal in the firm’s Clayton, Missouri, office.

About Joshua Chamberlain Society

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is a grass roots 501(c)(3) charity that provides long term support for severely-wounded military veterans. It also provides long term support to the children of local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Support is multi-faceted and comes in the form of gifts, tuition assistance, monetary donations, and anything that will improve the quality of life for these heroic Americans. For more information about the organization, visit

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 and follow @harnessdickey for more information.