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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

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Managing Partner: Timothy J. Oyer
Number of partners: 49
Number of lawyers: 105
Foreign languages:Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Wolf Greenfield is among the top 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. In 2019, the firm filed 7,379 patent applications and more than 1,500 trademark applications in over 130 countries. Wolf Greenfield attorneys advise clients whose IP is at the core of their business, such as large, global corporations, mid-size companies, innovative startups and emerging enterprises, renowned universities and research institutions, and Nobel Prize winners. More than 90% of the firm’s practitioners have science or engineering degrees and more than two-thirds hold advanced degrees (MS, PhD or MD). For nearly a century, Wolf Greenfield has helped clients protect their most valuable intellectual property, including patent prosecution and litigation; post-grant proceedings, including patent prosecution and litigation; post-grant proceedings, including IPRs; opinions and strategic counseling; licensing; intellectual property audits and due diligence; trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation; and other issues related to the commercialization of intellectual property.

Main Areas of Practice:
-Patents
-Trademarks & Copyrights
-IP Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Trade Secrets
-Opinions & Product Clearance
-IP Audits & Due Diligence
-Post-Grant Proceedings
-Licensing & IP Agreements
-International IP Strategies

Biotechnology:
44 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 41 with PhDs or MDs; largest group in New England
Main Areas of Experience:
Biochemistry, biomechanics, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, imaging, medical disciplines, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, neuroscience/neurobiology, nutraceuticals, physiology, plant biology, sequencing technologies, stem cell biology
Key Clients: Biogen Idec, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ginkgo Bioworks, Moderna, Oxford Nanopore, Selecta Biosciences, Translate Bio, and University of Florida
Contact: Helen C. Lockhart, PhD
Tel: 617 646 8259
Email: [email protected]

Chemical & Materials Technologies:
20 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 18 with PhDs
Main Areas of Experience:
Biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, cleantech, energy storage, materials, medical devices and technologies, nanotechnology
Key Clients: DEKA Research & Development, E Ink, Formlabs, Gradiant, Harvard University, Hollingsworth & Vose, MIT, OPKO Diagnostics, Sion Power, and Voxel8
Contact: Robert H. Walat
Tel: 617 646 8291
Email: [email protected]

Electrical & Computer Technologies:
34 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 23 with advanced technical degrees; 12 have PhDs
Main Areas of Experience:
Acoustics, communications, defense, e-commerce, electromechanical, electronics/computers, image processing, information content, nanotechnology, networking technologies, robotics, optics, semiconductors, software, storage technology
Key Clients: Acacia Communications, Amphenol, Analog Devices, Butterfly Networks, MediaTek, Nuance Communications, Sony, and Yale University
Contact: Randy J. Pritzker
Tel: 617 646 8247
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
37 attorneys; 27 with degrees in science or technology
The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark infringement; post-grant proceedings; trade secret, nondisclosure, and noncompetition disputes; ITC cases; domain name disputes; copyright disputes; breach of contract claims; IP licensing and other transactional disputes; antitrust and unfair competition claims; ANDA litigation; joint ownership issues; university/corporate collaborations; and ADR. Ranked among the top 25 best performing firms nationally in ITC cases by Patexia.
Key Clients: Acacia Communications, BTG, E Ink, EMC, Formlabs, The Kantar Group, Keurig, Segway, Smith & Nephew, Sony, and University of Minnesota
Contact: Gregory F. Corbett
Tel: 617 646 8249
Email: [email protected]

Mechanical Technologies:
23 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; many with advanced technical degrees The firm represents a wide range of industries.
Key Clients: AssaAbloy, Becton Dickinson, Burton Snowboards, ClearMotion, Coravin, Eli Lilly, Husky Injection Molding, Keurig, SharkNinja, and Vestas Wind Systems
Contact: Neil P. Ferraro
Tel: 617 646 8267
Email: [email protected]

Pharmaceutical:
25 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 19 with PhDs or MDs
Main Areas of Experience: biopharmaceuticals, chemistry, drug discovery, generic drug issues, Hatch-Waxman issues, lifecycle management, Orange Book listings and strategies, patent term extensions, pharmacogenomics, toxicology
Key Clients: DFCI, Epizyme, Harvard University, Lundbeck, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, MIT, Stanford University, Sunovion, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Vertex, University of Florida, and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Contact: C. Hunter Baker, MD PhD
Tel: 617 646 8381
Email: [email protected]

Post-Grant Proceedings:
35 members from a range of technical disciplines and industry backgrounds The firm represents both patent owners and petitioners in complex Patent Office proceedings, including inter partes reviews and other post-grant proceedings, reexaminations and interferences, and high-stakes patent litigation. The PTAB has been a very favorable forum for those challenging patents, as it institutes trials on about 64% of all challenges. Wolf Greenfield’s petitioner clients have fared far better—of the 59 petitions filed by our petitioner clients since 2016, 81% were instituted. Conversely, the PTAB has ruled on 25 petitions for Wolf Greenfield patent owner clients since 2016 and it has denied institution on 60% of those petitions, compared to a historic institution denial rate of 36%. Ranked among the top 1% for overall success rate by Patexia.
Key Clients: Davol, E Ink, EMC, Epizyme, Google, Nuance Communications, RPX Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Sony, University of Florida, and Waymo
Contact: Richard F. Giunta
Tel: 617 646 8322
Email: [email protected]

Trademark & Copyright:
10 members; filed more than 1,500 trademarks in 2019 Recognized for excellence as a group and individually by World Trademark Review, US News & World Report, and Best Lawyers. The firm represents a wide range of industries.
Key Clients: ASICS, Boxed, Burton Snowboards, Butterfly Network, Earth Footwear, Foundation Medicine, The Jackson Laboratory, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Mediatek, Sun Life, Thom Browne,Tootsie Roll Industries, and Yale University
Contact: Douglas R. Wolf
Tel: 617 646 8260
Email: [email protected]