Harness IP is pleased to announce it has added four intellectual property (IP) attorneys across its offices in Metro Detroit and Washington, D.C. The attorneys include a lateral hire who joins the firm as Of Counsel, a former Associate who the firm is proud to welcome back, and two former law clerks who were promoted to Associate.
“We are thrilled to have so many talented attorneys joining our team,” said Ray Millen, CEO of Harness IP. “These attorneys represent a diversity of legal and technical backgrounds that will serve our clients and internal teams well. Adding experienced and young IP attorneys is a core part of our strategy as we continue to build on our purpose of protecting and advancing client innovations through cutting-edge intellectual property strategies.”
Colleen Shovlin joins the firm’s Troy, Michigan, office as Of Counsel. She is a registered patent attorney who counsels clients on a range of intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark preparation and prosecution with a focus on the chemical, mechanical, and material sciences fields, among others. Before attending law school, Shovlin was an engineer for an international cement manufacturing company. She holds a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Reed Risenmay is welcomed back to Harness IP as an Associate in the firm’s Reston, Virginia office. Risenmay is a registered patent attorney focusing on patent preparation and prosecution in a range of technical areas, including electrical systems and circuitry. He has a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.
Jeremiah Foley becomes an Associate in the firm’s Troy, Michigan office, where he formerly served as a law clerk. His practice will focus on patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of mechanical, medical, and automotive technologies. Before attending law school, Foley was a Mechanical Engineer and then Mechanical Inspector in the private sector. He earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy and has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.
Michael Chernoff becomes an Associate in the firm’s Troy, Michigan office, where he also formerly served as a law clerk. Chernoff’s practice involves drafting patent applications on behalf of clients in the automotive, manufacturing, and mechanical sectors. Chernoff formerly served as a Test Engineer for an automotive OEM and as a Manufacturing Engineer for a major clothing and textiles company before enrolling in law school. He holds a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Trine University.
About Harness IP
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.