Harness IP is pleased to announce that patent attorney Scott Yackey has joined the firm’s Metro Dallas office. Yackey holds experience in many areas of patent law, including patent prosecution and litigation.
“We are proud to have a professional of Scott’s caliber on board,” said Gerald Welch, patent attorney and Principal in the firm’s Metro Dallas office. “His background in both patent prosecution and litigation, as well as practical engineering experience in the automotive industry, gives him an exceptional understanding of what our clients need as business continues growing in the region.”
Yackey’s practice with Harness IP will focus on patent prosecution and litigation support, including proceedings held before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has experience in obtaining and enforcing patent rights for clients in numerous technology areas, including medical devices, commercial refrigeration, automotive systems and natural gas storage. Yackey also has experience in handling trademark matters from inception through registration.
Prior to attending law school, Yackey served as an engineer for a global Tier 1 automotive supplier in Michigan, where he used acoustic tuning methods to develop and improve exhaust systems and engine performance for light vehicle, commercial truck and off-highway equipment manufacturers.
Yackey received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
About Harness IP
Harness IP has obtained more than 60,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 17,000 trademark registrations for clients around the globe. Currently ranked eighth among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2017 poll by IPWatchdog, 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 www.harnessip.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.