January 24, 2023

IP Attorney Joel Samuels to Lead CLE: 8th Circuit Year-in-Review, in January 2023.

St. Louis IP attorney Joel Samuels will lead an upcoming CLE presentation titled “CLE: 8th Circuit Year-in-Review.” The event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:30 CT.

The CLE will be held in person at The BAMSL Bar Center at 555 Washington Ave., Suite 100 in St. Louis. Credit has been approved with the Missouri Bar, MCLE Department for 1.80 MO MCLE credits.

Samuels will discuss all of the trademark cases decided in the Supreme Court, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and District Courts in the 8th Circuit, as well as new developments and application of existing jurisprudence.

With nearly a decade of practice, Joel is not only a legal advisor and counselor, but also a facilitator to delivering productive, efficient and streamlined solutions to his clients. Joel’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the areas of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. His experience includes all aspects of federal litigation, including conducting discovery, drafting briefs, conducting trial and complying with settlement obligations. Joel also prepares the full array of legal opinions, including clearance, validity and infringement opinions.

Joel is also called upon to negotiate and document a wide variety of agreements, including settlement, license and inventor development arrangements. In addition, he advises on IP related transactions and claims involving complex antitrust issues, as well as advocates his client’s position in trademark oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Harness Dickey, Joel worked as an associate in the NYC office of an IP and antitrust firm. During law school, Joel clerked in the in-house legal department of The Coca-Cola Company, where he focused on antitrust compliance and trade secret protection matters.

To learn more please visit the BAMSL website.



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 www.harnessip.com for more information.