January 6, 2021

Harness Dickey IP Attorneys Receive Small Business Honors

Harness Dickey, one of the nation’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Matt Cutler and Mike Kella of the firm’s St. Louis office have been named to the list of “Best IP Attorneys in St. Louis.” St. Louis Small Business Monthly published the 2021 list of winners based on a reader poll conducted by the publication.

Cutler, a Principal with the firm, focuses on intellectual property litigation, Inter Partes Review, and Post-Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also uses his litigation expertise to advise clients on IP portfolio management issues. Cutler’s clients include innovative businesses in multiple business segments, and range from start-ups, to emerging companies, to multi-national corporations with global IP assets.

A native of the Chicago area, Cutler’s roots in Missouri and the St. Louis community date back 25+ years to when he enrolled in Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where he earned his J.D. He also holds a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

Kella is an Associate with the firm. This is the second year in a row he has made the “Best IP Attorneys in St. Louis” list. Kella serves as a counselor and advisor to clients in the computer, software, and consumer electronic industries. His practice includes litigation and patent preparation and prosecution. Kella also has experience rendering freedom to operate and patentability opinions.

Kella received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law with concentration in Intellectual Property Law. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey holds a #2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks #6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Founded in 1921, Harness Dickey’s 100+ attorneys and patent agents focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation, and other IP rights. The firm has offices in Metro Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.hdp.com for more information.