Jeffrey L. Snyder (Jeff)
Principal / Detroit Metro Office
Jeff is a Principal of Harness Dickey who has successfully obtained more than 1,000 patents in the U.S. and abroad for a wide range of clients over the past twenty years.
Jeff is the Chairman of the Firm’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Practice Committee, the group that keeps the firm on the cutting edge of developments and techniques relating to the prosecution of U.S. patents, trademarks and other intellectual property issues. As someone who is intimately involved with these best practices, Jeff works closely with clients to develop comprehensive strategies to maximize their intellectual property portfolios.
In addition to his solid U.S. expertise, Jeff also focuses on delivering comprehensive worldwide IP protection strategy and management to his diverse clientele, which includes universities, small start-ups, and corporations. He is well-versed in a broad range of IP related disciplines, including obtaining, enforcing and licensing patents, trademarks and copyrights on a global scale. He also possesses extensive experience in preparing legal opinions relating to patentability, patent validity, and freedom-to-practice, and he is particularly mindful of being an exceptionally responsive and budget-conscious member of the client’s team.
Prior to the practice of law, Jeff worked as a mechanical design engineer for an overseas-based camera company responsible for the design and manufacture of name-brand 35mm cameras.
Jeff also has a passion for flying and is the proud co-founder of a network of more than 40,000 pilots, owners, operators and mechanics.
Awards & Distinctions
- Best Lawyers, Patent Law, 2018-2021
- American Jurisprudence Award in Moot Court
- Loyola University Intellectual Property Law Society
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
- Michigan Bar Association
Civic & Charitable
Jeff is also a commercially-certified, instrument-rated pilot who proudly volunteers free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes as part of Veteran Airlift Command — a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
J.D., Loyola University Chicago, 1997
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver, 1993
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office