April 8, 2020

Harness IP Principal Named Chair-Elect of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Section

Harness IP is pleased to announce that St. Louis Principal Joel Samuels has been named Chair-Elect of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ (BAMSL) Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section. Samuels will begin in his new role on May 1, 2020. He is currently serving as the Secretary of the Section.

“BAMSL’s Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section is an integral part of the local IP legal community, providing educational and networking opportunities for St. Louis attorneys,” said Samuels. “It’s an honor to serve on the Committee and I am thrilled to take on this responsibility for the organization.”

Samuels’ practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the areas of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. He has experience in all aspects of federal litigation, including conducting discovery, Markman proceedings, motion practice, conducting trial and complying with settlement obligations. Samuels also assists in the preparation of legal opinions, including validity and infringement opinions. Samuels earned a J.D. from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. He also graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science.

The Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section offers programs and opportunities for intellectual property practitioners to stay abreast of new legal developments. The Section Steering Committee holds lunch meetings on the second Tuesday of each odd-numbered month and encourages all area practitioners to join. Learn more about the Section and its upcoming events by visiting the BAMSL website.

About Harness IP

Harness IP, founded in 1921, ranked #6 overall in 2019 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of the “U.S. Patent Elite,” a list comprised of the 100 companies with the largest portfolios of granted U.S. patents as compiled and reported by IAM Media. The firm currently represents 44 of these companies. Harness IP serves clients across the globe from its metropolitan area offices in Detroit, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. Visit www.harnessip.com and follow @harnessdickey on Twitter to learn more.