March 20, 2017

Harness Dickey Attorneys Win Readers’ Choice Awards from JD Supra

Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that St. Louis attorneys Matt Cutler and Bryan Wheelock were named among the winners of the JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017.  The awards recognize authors who achieved especially high degrees of visibility and engagement with content covering specific industries, cross-industry topics, or emerging areas of interest.  For this year’s awards, Cutler was selected for the subject of Patents and Wheelock was selected for both Patents and Trademarks.

“Staying current in our industry is a necessity,” Cutler said via written statement.  “It’s great to hear that our clients and colleagues are finding value in the content we share, and, as always, we look forward to following the latest intellectual property news this year and sharing our thoughts online.”

Readers’ Choice Awards were given only to top authors and firms who were read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals in the year 2016.  Twenty-one attorneys from Harness Dickey contributed more than 225 documents to JD Supra last year, 38% more than the average for similar sized firms.  One post in particular — Wheelock’s “An Illuminating Discussion about Design Patents” — earned 56,056 views and became the most viewed document in the Patents category in 2016.

Cutler is a Principal in the firm’s Clayton office and is a recognized expert in handling Inter Partes Review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a frequent contributor to national publications such as Law360, Inside Counsel, Legal Newsline, and Pharmaceutical Processing, among others.  In addition to sharing content on JD Supra, he manages and regularly publishes content to his blog, http://www.ipr-pgr.com.

Wheelock is a Principal in the firm’s Clayton office, as well. His practice involves patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, drafting intellectual property agreements, and counseling clients on trade secret enforcement.  He is a frequent speaker on topics related to intellectual property law and has been quoted in or contributed to many national publications, including: Forbes, Inside Counsel, Robotics Business Review, Law360, IP Law Daily, and others. He regularly publishes original content to the Harness Dickey blog, https://www.hdp.com/blog.

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 2016 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.