May 28, 2019

Harness IP Principal Beth Coakley is Named Among the Global “Top 250 Women in IP”

Harness IP, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, announced that Beth Coakley was recently named by Managing Intellectual Property to their global list of the “Top 250 Women in IP 2019/20.” The list was also announced in the May 22, 2019 INTA newsletter distributed to the 11,000+ people who attended the Organization’s Annual Meeting in Boston.

With more than 38 years of combined experience as in-house and outside counsel, Coakley designs customized worldwide strategies that achieve her client’s business objectives in branding. She has extensive prosecution and administrative litigation experience before the USTPO, TTAB, Federal Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has first-chaired several civil jury trials. Coakley’s practice also includes a host of contested matters including counterfeit goods, Customs enforcement and seizures, e-commerce, domain name disputes, dilution and unfair advertising and trade practices.

Coakley earned her J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University and B.G.S., with honors, from Oakland University. She is currently Chair-Elect for the Michigan State Bar IP Section and will be named Chair in July 2019. Coakley’s list of industry awards, most of which were peer-nominated, include two “Client’s Choice” awards from the American Corporate Counsel Association, multiple Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award, and multiple awards from Leading Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property, and Michigan Super Lawyers, among many other honors and accolades.

Managing Intellectual Property’s “Top 250 Women in IP” launched in 2013. This special recognition honors practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. During the selection process, the publication also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives. For a complete list, visit

About Harness IP

Harness IP has obtained more than 65,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 18,000 trademarks for clients around the globe. Presently ranked sixth among the nation’s top patent firms as reported by Law360, 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.