May 23, 2022

Harness IP Welcomes 2022 Summer Associates

We are pleased to welcome six law school students from across the country to our 2022 Summer Associate Program. This summer’s group will work across our Reston, VA; Troy, MI; and St. Louis, MO, offices. Collaborating with our attorneys, the law students will gain practical knowledge and real-world experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. 

We are honored to announce from our Reston office:

  • Robert Evans, a rising 2L from George Mason University
  • Sarah Kratt, a rising 2L from George Mason University

In our Troy office will be:

  • Derek Garsee, a rising 3L from Wayne State University
  • Alexander Ivanovic, a rising 2L from the University of Notre Dame
  • Colette Verch, a rising 3L from Wayne State University

And, based in our St. Louis office:

  • Sydney Schnur, a rising 2L from Indiana University

Harness IP’s Summer Associate Program begins with our own IP Law Boot Camp, which provides a foundational framework for our approach to intellectual property law, client service, and teamwork. The summer associates then work directly with one or more patent and trademark attorneys, learning to manage a range of responsibilities that will serve them in their future legal practices. Students gain real-world experience by tackling various legal assignments, such as drafting patent and trademark applications, preparing litigation documents, conducting prior art searches, and researching filings and proceedings. The program is structured to provide a broad range of professional experiences so that students gain a full appreciation of IP practice and ultimately make informed career decisions.  

The Harness IP Summer Associate Program is open to all law students. We welcome highly qualified individuals who have demonstrated a superior level of achievement in previous educational and/or work experience, as well as those who have outstanding communication skills.

Harness IP is celebrating more than 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently holds a No. 2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks No. 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 metropolitan Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit for more information.