September 14, 2021

Harness IP Opens Summer 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Application

Harness IP is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship for summer 2022. The D&I Fellowship consists of a paid summer clerkship, an IP boot camp orientation program, and a $5,000 scholarship upon completion of the summer clerkship. Fellowship participants will be assigned an attorney mentor who can be available to provide ongoing support during the following school year.

“We are excited to once again open our D&I Fellowship to law students hoping to pursue or explore a career in IP law,” says Leanne Rakers, firm Principal and Chair of Harness IP’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “As a firm, we look forward to supporting these new voices and perspectives in our firm and in the field of IP law.”

The D&I Fellowship provides qualified law students with an opportunity to explore IP law and receive career mentoring. Law school students who are a member of an underrepresented group, are a woman, are a member of the LGBTQ community, have a disability, or are a veteran are encouraged to apply. Fellowship participants will work in a Harness IP office location of their choice and may be eligible to renew the Fellowship following the completion of their first summer clerkship.

Please visit the Harness IP website to learn more and to apply to the Summer 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship:

About Harness IP

Harness IP is celebrating 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently 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. Harness IP’s attorneys and IP professionals 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 for more information.