Harness Dickey is an intellectual property law firm with more than 100 IP professionals covering all areas of IP law. This includes the big three — patents, trademarks, and copyrights — and IP disputes and litigation, PTAB Proceedings, international rights, and transaction and licensing work. Our work in intellectual property law further extends to trade secrets, due diligence investigations, global IP management, employee agreements, and advertising agreements.
Some firms focus only on outcomes, leading to short-term success and even shorter relationships. Harness Dickey focuses on process as a way of achieving outcomes. Our patent and trademark attorneys develop and follow strategies that lead our clients to success. We invest in the latest tools and software to ensure both accuracy and the highest quality standards, and we continually develop our online portal, HDConnect, to give clients a way to monitor the progress of all of their IP assets.
Our patent attorneys obtained more than 3,800 U.S. patents for our clients last year, plus nearly 1,900 international patents in 50 countries. Our patent attorneys file, on average, more than 4,500 U.S. patent applications and 2,000 international patent applications every year. Our concentrated expertise in preparing patent applications often leads to additional returns for clients, as we write patent claims that we can enforce, which further leads to increased opportunities for licensing revenue.
Clients trust our trademark attorneys to provide practical answers to their most unusual or niche trademark questions. Finding practical answers is how we consistently rank as one of the top trademark filers in the United States. Developing client trust is also how we earned a national ranking in Trademark Law from the prestigious U.S. News & World Report for nine straight years.
Our success in IP litigation spans patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and antitrust disputes. We defend clients in courts throughout the country and take the fight to courts that are strategically important to our clients’ business stakes, including the PTAB, TTAB, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our intellectual property litigators’ experience includes handling more than 200 patent infringement lawsuits and more than 85 PTAB matters since 2012, giving us the experience necessary to attack and defend claims under a variety of grounds. We also know when to be aggressive by pursuing a trial and when the best practical solution is to settle.
Our attorneys implement global IP management strategies to align the IP assets in our clients’ portfolios with their current and future revenue streams. We collaborate with our clients to develop an IP position that supports a larger business strategy, creating inventive and brand development programs, avoiding infringement issues, and providing ongoing support to maximize the value of IP rights while minimizing their risks.
Our IP strategy services follow the guideline that “one size fits one.” With more than 100 IP professionals focusing solely on IP, we bring to bear our cumulative experience to solve issues on an individualized basis while remaining both efficient and cost-effective.
Our expertise in managing massive portfolios earned Harness Dickey a ranking as the #2 firm representing the U.S. Patent Elite — the 100 companies with the largest active portfolios of granted, U.S. patents as reported by IAM Patent. Harness Dickey is proud to represent 44 of these companies and hold a separate #6 ranking for filing the most patent applications.