February 22, 2019

Harness Dickey Ranks Sixth in U.S. for Obtaining Utility Patents

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, has earned the #6 position among U.S. law firms in obtaining the most utility patents in calendar year 2018. The rankings, which are published on the Law360 website, hold that Harness Dickey obtained 3,340 U.S. utility patents last year and moved up two spots to reach its new position.

“2018 marked another productive year for Harness Dickey and we are happy to see that we moved ahead in the rankings,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins. “Together with the six new hires we added to our team this past January, we hope to be even higher in the polls next year.”

Clients around the globe count on Harness Dickey to turn their ideas into profitable and well-protected patents. In addition to the U.S. utility patents Harness Dickey’s team of attorneys obtained last year, the firm also obtained more than 1,900 issued patents in more than 50 countries around the globe. Clients also benefited from the firm’s comprehensive experience in procuring and enforcing trademark rights; handling litigious matters and IP disputes; providing counsel for IP transactions, licensing agreements and due diligence investigations; and providing ongoing IP portfolio management services.

The data behind the 2018 rankings includes more than 2,000 firms representing more than 300,000 issued patents. Learn more on the Law360 website.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey has obtained more than 60,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 17,000 trademark registrations for clients around the globe. Currently ranked eighth among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2017 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.