July 1, 2021

Harness IP Patent Attorneys Named to IAM Patent 1000’s Annual List

Harness IP is pleased to announce that IAM Patent 1000 has selected eight Harness IP patent attorneys for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 2021 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

All eight patent attorneys who made the 2021 list are Principals with the firm. They include:

Metro Detroit Patent Attorneys

Metro St. Louis Patent Attorneys

This is the eighth consecutive year in which Harness IP attorneys have made the list. Forbis, Cutler, Walsh, and Wheelock are new to the list in 2021. According to IAM:

“Harness IP has robust drafting and prosecution skills – it files nearly 5000 patents in the United States annually – but adds tremendous value with its cutting-edge expertise in overcoming Section 101 challenges. It has a new entrant in the IAM Patent 1000 this year in Glenn Forbis, underscoring the group’s litigation bench strength. Forbis is an accomplished lead trial attorney who recently secured a jury verdict of wilful infringement – and a lost profits damages award – in favour of Western Plastics in an Eastern District of North Carolina lawsuit against Dubose Strapping. David Utykanski is also recommended for litigation – a major part of his wide-ranging patent procurement, enforcement and commercial exploitation practice. Harness IP’s recent highlights include forming a new agricultural and food and beverages industries team, captained by Bryant Wade, whose combination of US and global IP expertise is a claim to fame. Other top contacts for prosecution include Mark Elchuk – a go-to for computer and electromechanical matters ­– and Paul Keller, a vastly experienced lawyer in the automotive, aerospace, chemistry and energyfields.”

“Stacked with talent, the St Louis team offers impressive coverage, making it ideally suited to the role of IP watchdog for clients. At an individual level too, the folks here are impressively well rounded. Take Joseph Walsh, for example, a former in-house counsel who supports clients at the most meaningful strategic level, whatever might come up. Walsh is at his best on IP commercialisation assignments, but he’s the prototypical trusted confidante. Matthew Cutler is equally versatile: best known as a post-grant ace, he also has buckets of litigation and portfolio management experience. Bryan Wheelock keeps the focus on prosecution and does first-rate work in the mechanical and electromechanical areas.”

About IAM Patent 1000

The guide is compiled annually following extensive research. From its offices in London and Hong Kong, the IAM team interviews thousands of attorneys, patent attorneys, in-house counsel and their clients around the globe to help identify the leaders in patent prosecution. Only attorneys with consistently positive feedback are featured in the publication.

Visit the IAM website to learn more.

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 www.harnessip.com for more information.