April 18, 2017

Harness Dickey Welcomes Patent Attorney Scott Barnett

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce the recent addition of patent attorney Scott Barnett to its Metro Detroit headquarters.  Barnett, who joins the firm from the Chicago office of Troutman Sanders, will continue to focus his practice on complex, high-stakes intellectual property prosecution and litigation matters for clients around the globe.

“Scott brings an impeccable reputation and drive for excellence,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins.  “Both Scott and Tyson Benson, who joined us from Advent IP earlier this year, bolster our plans for continued growth and delivering the best IP counsel in the industry.”

Barnett brings nearly ten years of intellectual property experience to the firm, including five years of litigation experience in which he presented oral arguments before District and Appellate Courts, and successfully represented numerous clients before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property (2015-2017), as well as a Leading Lawyers “Emerging Lawyer” for Intellectual Property, Patent, and Copyright & Trademark Law (2015-2017).

Barnett’s practice will focus on patent prosecution and litigation for clients in the software, electrical, and mechanical industries.  He will also counsel clients on matters relating to trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

A native of Clarkston, Michigan, Barnett holds a J.D. with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

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.