January 3, 2017

Harness IP Elects Two New Principals from its Troy Office

Harness IP, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, announced today that attorneys Elizabeth Brock and Nick Drysdale have been named among the firm’s newly elected Principals for 2017. Both intellectual property attorneys work in the firm’s Metro Detroit headquarters.

“We are excited to start the New Year with this announcement,” said Harness IP Principal Michael Wiggins. “Elizabeth and Nick have a proven record of handling complex matters as intellectual property attorneys, and Harness IP is proud to have them represent our clients as Principals.”

Elizabeth Brock is a trademark and copyright attorney with a proven talent for managing global brand portfolios. Her practice includes trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement on behalf of domestic and international clients. She has led Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and regularly conducts brand enforcement over the Internet. Brock earned a J.D. from Wayne State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.

Nicholas Drysdale is a patent attorney focused on prosecuting patents for clients in diverse industries. He has filed more than 500 patents since he started with the firm in 2007, including patents for vehicle powertrain control, semiconductors, and numerous electrical technologies. He also has considerable experience preparing appeals with the USPTO. Drysdale holds a J.D. and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering.

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 2015 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 www.harnessip.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.