Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Troy-based boutique IP practice offering services in patent, trademark and copyright matters. Well versed in patent prosecution and enforcement. Additionally provides wide-ranging assistance with portfolio management, and in regard to IP licensing issues.

Strengths A source says: "I am extraordinarily pleased with the total effort, diligence and attention to detail, as well as the overall professionalism Harness Dickey present to me as a client."

Interviewees go on to say the team is "very supportive of an in-house counsel’s role. It is a trusted and valuable partner in addressing and managing legal risk."

Work highlights Assisted an automotive aftermarket parts supplier with a pre-M&A due diligence investigation into the IP assets of its target company, and the subsequent transfer of IP rights.

Notable practitioners

Lisabeth Coakley receives acclaim for her well-established trademarks practice, which sees her frequently counsel clients on the filing and enforcement of their IP rights throughout the world. Commentators describe her as "a top-notch trademark specialist" and a "very competent lawyer."