May 25, 2017

Harness IP Patent & Trademark Attorneys Named 2017 “IP Stars” by Managing IP

Harness IP, one of the nation’s largest and most respected patent and trademark law firms, is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 list of “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Harness IP also received several notable rankings as a firm, including national and state-wide recognition.

Several attorneys earned recognition as both Patent and Trademark Stars. Listed by legal specialty, the following Harness IP attorneys have earned “IP Stars” designation for 2017:

2017 IP Stars – Patent

2017 IP Stars – Trademark

  • Michael Brennan
  • Lisabeth Coakley
  • Stanley Erjavac
  • Glenn Forbis
  • Stephen Olson
  • Bryan Wheelock

Harness IP also received the following honors as a firm:

National Rankings

  • Patent Filing and Prosecution – Tier 3
  • PTAB Litigation – Notable Firm


  • Patent Filing and Prosecution – Highly Recommended
  • Patent Contentious – Recommended


  • Intellectual Property – Highly Recommended


  • Intellectual Property – Recommended

Rankings for attorneys and firms are based on surveys and interviews conducted over a six month period.  According to Managing Intellectual Property’s website, inclusion in the 2017 listings was based on factors such as: “strength of the firm’s IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track record.”  All research is conducted impartially and without cost.  Learn more on the Managing Intellectual Property’s website.

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 2016 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.