May 21, 2019

Intellectual Property Attorney Stephanie Dowdy Recognized in 2019 “Women in Law Awards”

Harness Dickey Associate Stephanie Dowdy has been selected by Lawyer Monthly to be included in their annual “Women in Law Awards” list for her work in intellectual property law in the U.S.

Dowdy’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications pertaining to the mechanical, electromechanical and biomedical fields. As part of her patent practice, she assists in the preparation of legal opinions, including invalidity, patentability and freedom-to-practice opinions. In addition, Dowdy works on a variety of intellectual property disputes that involve patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Recently, Dowdy attended tradeshows hosted by the NRA and NSSF to learn about innovations in the firearms industry and monitor for any competitors that could infringe her clients’ patents. She also attended a seminar hosted by the FBI on counterintelligence, economic espionage, and protecting IP assets from risks posed by foreign entities — including persons, countries and companies.

About the “Women in Law Awards”

After a result of several months of research and preparation, Lawyer Monthly’s “Women in Law Awards” acknowledge female legal experts that have overcome challenges and influenced the wider legal profession in their jurisdiction. The winners include all areas of the legal profession, from high achieving junior associates, to long serving barristers. Each vote was compared against a strict set of measurable criteria in order to produce a list of finalists and the event winners. For more information about the award, visit

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey has obtained more than 65,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 18,000 trademarks for clients around the globe. Presently ranked sixth among the nation’s top patent firms as reported by Law360, 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 and follow @harnessdickey for more information.