R. Wade Cribbs

Associate / Washington, D.C. Metro Office

Wade Cribbs places a high priority on helping innovators bring their ideas to life as intellectual property. A process-oriented approach informs his legal practice. He embraces technology as a tool for advancing innovation and seeks cutting-edge solutions for a wide range of patent matters.

Wade’s practice at Harness IP focuses on assisting clients with complex patent prosecutions and litigation preparation. He helps clients with patent drafts and applications as well as all administrative aspects of patent prosecutions. He assists with patent litigation preparation, including conducting research, drafting memos and preparing legal briefs.

Wade is particularly interested in helping patent applicants successfully prepare and execute their applications before regulatory entities. His background in chemical engineering, legal research and patent administration enables him to simplify complex patent processes to advance his clients’ interests. 

Wade is a recent graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. He served as a student advisor to the Innovation Law Clinic and assisted entrepreneurs, small business owners and inventors with patent applications and USPTO administrative matters. He worked as an intern at the U.S. International Trade Commission, conducting research involving patent law, discovery, and litigation preparation and as a research assistant at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property. Wade also worked as a legal assistant at a private law practice, assisting clients with USPTO matters and developing patent prosecution strategies. 


Wade is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. He enjoys time with his family and has a lifelong love of the outdoors.


J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, 2022

B.S., Chemical Engineering, cum laude, Auburn University, 2019

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Agent