Bryan K. Wheelock

Principal / St. Louis Metro Office

Bryan’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property, and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods.

Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, and metal alloys for clients in the medical device, consumer products, and agrifood tech industries, among others. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching, and patent and trademark infringement studies.


In the News


  • “Forces Converge to Make Trademark Law Hot,” Of Counsel Newsletter


“CLE: Annual Federal Circuit Year in Review and PTC Section Annual Election,” Co-presenter, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, March 3, 2017

“Intellectual Property Owner’s Manual,” Guest Speaker, Center for Emerging Technologies, June 2016

“Patent Federal Circuit Year in Review and Annual Election Meeting,” Guest Speaker, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, March 2016




  • “Evaluating and Addressing the Complexities of Various Intellectual Property Cases,” Co-authored by Geoffrey Aurini and Bryan Wheelock, Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases, 2015 Edition

In addition to his practice at Harness IP, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Engineering.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers, Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, Trademark “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis, 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Patent Law and Trademark Law, 2011-2024
  • Best Lawyers, Copyright Law, 2018-2024
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent, 2019-2024
  • JD Supra, Reader’s Choice Award, 2017-2018, 2022
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), “Patent 1000,” 2021-2023
  • Managing Intellectual Property, “IP Stars,” 2014-2022
  • Missouri Super Lawyers, 2011-2021
  • World Trademark Review, “WTR 1000,” 2021-2022
  • Lexology, Legal Influencer for IP – US, Q1, Q2 2020
  • St. Louis Magazine, “Best Lawyers,” 2012


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • International Trademark Association, Trademark Reporter Committee


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1982

B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 1979

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office