August 15, 2017

Harness IP Patent & Trademark Attorneys Named Among “Best Lawyers in America”  

Harness IP is pleased to announce that two intellectual property attorneys in its Metro Detroit office were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 by Best Lawyers®. The awards, presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, are presented to the following attorneys:

  • Beth Coakley: 2018 Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan
  • Glenn Forbis: 2018 Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan

Coakley and Forbis were also included in the 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” list with 22 additional patent and trademark attorneys from Harness IP selected for their expertise in one or several fields. By office, these attorneys include:

Metro Detroit Office

Metro St. Louis Office

Metro Dallas Office

  • Gerald T. Welch: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

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.