Leanne Rakers




Harness, Dickey & Pierce

Presentation description:

Sustainability roundup: Why a single path to sustainable pet food packaging may be barking up the wrong tree — Douglas Robinson and Leanne Rakers, attorneys, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, offer an update on the current state of intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) and how it applies to current trends in the pet food industry. The presentation addresses intellectual property issues in a manner tailored to the post-COVID world, including new methods of reaching consumers and brand differentiation, and will also address emerging technologies relevant to the pet food industry, including protein sustainability technologies, in the context of current trends in intellectual property.


Leanne Rakers is a principal with the law firm of Harness Dickey and has 17+ years of intellectual property law experience, with a technical skill ranging from chemistry to biotechnology. Her client portfolio includes large and small pharmaceutical, life science, chemical, biotechnology, biofuels, cosmetics and food processing companies. Rakers’s practice includes IP portfolio strategy and management, client counseling, freedom-to-practice opinions and due-diligence assessments.