March 11, 2024

Greg Schivley Tapped for Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2024 Hall of Fame

Harness IP is pleased to announce that Senior Counsel Greg Schivley  has been named to the 2024 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. Greg is honored for his outsized impact on the firm, his practice, and his communities for nearly 50 years.

The Hall of Fame program recognizes Michigan attorneys who have been in practice for more than 30 years and have made their mark – either in the courtroom or the boardroom, in their law firms or legal departments, with community organizations, and with local, state, and national bar associations.

Greg’s practice focuses on global intellectual property (IP). He is a primary architect of the firm’s international growth strategy, and his productive work protecting clients’ innovations is a key reason for the opening of Harness IP’s Washington, D.C. post for its proximity to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has also been instrumental in helping guide the entire firm’s growth in terms of the quantity and quality of attorneys and legal staff. He served as a member of the firm’s Administrative Committee as well as the Nominating Committee, responsible for developing associates into partners and choosing the most qualified to join their ranks. Among the firm’s roster of over 100 attorneys and patent agents, approximately one-third of the firm’s partners were hired by Schivley. He joined Harness Dickey (as the firm was known) in 1984 after beginning his career as a Senior Patent Engineer at General Motors.

A luncheon honoring the Class of 2024 will be held on April 26 at Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center in Troy. The full list of honorees can be found here.

The entire firm congratulates Greg on this recognition. We are honored to work alongside you. Thank you for your leadership and camaraderie!




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.