Bryan K. Wheelock

Principal / St. Louis Metro Office

Bryan’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property, and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods.

Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for medical devices, mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, metal alloys and other materials. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching and patent and trademark infringement studies.

In the News


  • “Forces Converge to Make Trademark Law Hot,” Of Counsel Newsletter


“CLE: Annual Federal Circuit Year in Review and PTC Section Annual Election,” Co-presenter, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, March 3, 2017

“Intellectual Property Owner’s Manual,” Guest Speaker, Center for Emerging Technologies, June 2016

“Patent Federal Circuit Year in Review and Annual Election Meeting,” Guest Speaker, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, March 2016




In addition to his practice at Harness Dickey, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Engineering.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers, Patent Law and Trademark Law, 2011-2018
  • Best Lawyers, Copyright Law, 2018
  • JD Supra, Reader’s Choice Award, 2017-2018
  • Managing Intellectual Property, “IP Stars,” 2014-2017
  • Best Lawyers, “Trademark Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis, 2015
  • Missouri Super Lawyers, 2007-2008, 2011-2014, 2016-2017
  • St. Louis Magazine, “Best Lawyers,” 2012


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • International Trademark Association, Trademark Reporter Committee


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1982

B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 1979

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office