June 20, 2015, Detroit, MI — Harness Dickey’s own Bryant Wade, Mark Elchuk and David Utykansi were selected for inclusion in this year’s prestigious IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015. Now in its fourth edition, the IAM Patent 1000 is considered the leading global private practice patent law professional guide. A one-stop resource exclusively focused on identifying best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners, IAM noted that:
“Harness Dickey is Michigan’s biggest IP boutique. The quality and diversity of its technical experts make it a prime pick for original drafting – its attorneys write an average of 1,500 applications a year. A lot of these are for local clients such as Chrysler, to which the firm has been a trusted partner for decades; but many are international – optoelectronics and mechanical maven Bryant Wade is a favourite among Japanese companies, for example. Also operating in the electro-mechanical space is the venerable Mark Elchuk. Having previously worked as an engineer for Hewlett-Packard, he has impeccable technical skill and industry savvy. While prosecution is the firm’s primary focus, there are plenty of accomplished litigators on board. Experienced advocate David Utykanski has expertise in everything from Markman claim construction to full-scale patent litigation, underpinned by his technical training as a design engineer.”
The guide is compiled annually following extensive research. Over five months, IAM conducted approximately 1,500 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate.