Bryant E. Wade

Principal / Detroit Metro Office

Bryant’s practice involves the management, preparation, and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications primarily for Japanese companies. Due to the diverse interests of his clients, Bryant provides strategic patent counsel on a global scale, prepares legal opinions and international license agreements, and enforces IP rights both in the U.S. and abroad.

Bryant is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of his clients. He is focused on providing personalized service and attention to each client, and travels to Japan regularly to lecture and serve as an integral member of each client’s team. Bryant strives to understand his clients’ technologies, products and long- and short-term commercial objectives in order to continuously fortify and leverage their IP assets. He effectively manages literally thousands of matters at a time for his clients. They trust him implicitly to handle each matter on time and on budget. Bryant’s clients also appreciate his mastery of their specific procedural requirements. He is known for providing meticulous and high-quality legal counsel and work product in the format his clients prefer.

Bryant understands and works within a wide variety of technologies, including the optical, robotic, electrical, and mechanical fields, as well as agrifood technologies directed to food packaging, processing, and crop science. He also serves as a member of Harness IP’s Patent Prosecution and Continuing Legal Education committees, where he oversees the Firm’s centralized patent prosecution practice procedures and firmwide legal education events.

Bryant researched ultra-violet spectroscopy with The University of Michigan’s Space Physics Research Department under a National Scholarship Foundation grant.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), “Patent 1000,” 2018-2023
  • Listed in PatentStat, 2014


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 


J.D., Capital University, 1995

B.S., Engineering Physics, Miami University, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office