December 28, 2016

Former USPTO Examiner Ravi Sinha Joins Harness Dickey Firm

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiner Ravi Sinha to its Metro Detroit headquarters.  Sinha formerly served as an Examiner at the USPTO office in Alexandria, VA, for four years before joining the firm and its deep bench of more than 110 intellectual property attorneys.

Sinha, a native of New Jersey, holds a J.D. from the Vermont Law School and degrees in Computer Engineering and Political Science from Michigan State University.  He used his expertise in software design and computer architecture to examine patents for many of the world’s leading software companies, scrutinizing their claims and working closely with attorneys across the U.S. to grant patents.  His experience with the USPTO, including his first-hand knowledge of their processes and how they apply the law, will play a vital role in his new position with Harness Dickey as he counsels clients on the most efficient strategies to protect their intellectual property rights.

Sinha joins the firm as an Associate focused on the preparation and prosecution of patents in the software, internet and consumer products industries.  He is the second former Examiner to join the firm this year, following the addition of Patent Agent Dr. Paul Zarek to the firm’s St. Louis office.

With the addition of the two examiners, Harness Dickey increases the percentage of its attorneys who have formerly served as Examiners with the USPTO or as in-house counsel for major corporations to 16%, allowing the firm to leverage their considerable insight on legal and business strategies to benefit all of its clients.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey has obtained more than 55,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921.  Currently ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2015 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs.  Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.hdp.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.