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Wolf Greenfield is among the 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. The firm’s primary practice areas include patent, litigation, post-grant proceedings, trademark and copyright.
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Firm profile for USA 2022

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This content is provided by Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC.

Managing Partner: Edward R. Gates

Firm Overview:

Wolf Greenfield is among the 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. With over 150 legal professionals in Boston and New York, 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).

Main Areas of Practice:

-International IP Strategies

-IP Audits & Due Diligence

-IP Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

-Licensing & IP Agreements

-Opinions & Product Clearance

-Patents

-Post-Grant Proceedings

-Trade Secrets

-Trademarks & Copyrights

SERVICES

Patent:

Wolf Greenfield has been a patent powerhouse for over nine decades. The firm provides a full range of patent services, from patent drafting, to prior art searches; to international filing strategies, to infringement opinions, to enforcement/defense of patent rights. Wolf Greenfield filed 7,605 patent applications and 2,500+ trademarks in 2021. Recognized for excellence by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Law Firms, IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP, LMG Life Sciences, and Patexia.

Contact:

See “TECHNOLOGIES” below for group chairs.

Litigation:

38 attorneys; 28 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 investigations; domain name disputes; copyright disputes; breach of contract claims; IP licensing and other transactional disputes; antitrust claims; ANDA litigation; joint ownership issues; university/corporate collaborations; and ADR.

Wolf Greenfield is ranked in the top 3% of law firms for best overall performance representing defendants or plaintiffs by Patexia.

Contact:

Gregory F. Corbett

617.646.8249

[email protected]

Post-Grant Proceedings:

37 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.

Wolf Greenfield is ranked in the top 5% among all US law firms for best overall performance by Patexia, marking the fifth consecutive year the firm has ranked among the top 5%. The group is also ranked nationally for PTAB Litigation by Managing IP.

Contacts:

Richard F. Giunta

617.646.8322

[email protected]

Elisabeth H. Hunt, PhD

617.646.8443

[email protected]

Trademark & Copyright:

17 members; filed 2,500+ trademark applications in 2021; over 22,000 active trademarks under management; serve clients across a broad range of industries

Recognized for excellence as a group and individually by World Trademark Review, Managing IP, US News & World Report and Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, and Patexia.

Contact:

Douglas R. Wolf

617.646.8260

[email protected]

Licensing & Transactions:

16 members

Wolf Greenfield’s Licensing & Transactions attorneys are accomplished in helping clients formulate and execute many kinds of technology-based transactions. Having been on both sides of the table, the firm’s attorneys bring to bear experience in business relationships, practices and trends in our clients’ market sectors, and an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant law.

Contact:

Edward R. Gates

617.646.8232

[email protected]

TECHNOLOGIES

Biotechnology:

52 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 46 with PhDs or MDs

When it comes to advanced scientific degrees, Wolf Greenfield fields the largest biotechnology group in New England. Recognized for excellence by Chambers and Partners, LMG Life Sciences, Managing IP, and Patexia.

Main Areas of Experience:

Antibodies, cell biology, computational biology, diagnostics, gene editing, gene therapy, immunology, microbiome, nanotechnology, protein engineering, sequencing technologies, stem cell biology, synthetic biology, tissue engineering

Contacts:

Maryanne Trevisan, PhD

617.646.8266

[email protected]

Patrick R. H. Waller, PhD

617.646.8223

[email protected]

Chemical & Materials Technologies:

23 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 21 with PhDs

Main Areas of Experience:

Batteries, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, cleantech, diagnostics, energy storage, medical devices, microfluidics, nanotechnology

Contact:

Robert H. Walat

617.646.8291

[email protected]

Electrical & Computer Technologies:

34 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 24 with advanced degrees

Main Areas of Experience:

AI, bioinformatics, communications, e-commerce, electromechanical, electronics/computers, imaging, machine learning, networking, quantum computing, robotics, optics, photonics, semiconductors, software, storage systems

Contacts:

Randy J. Pritzker

617.646.8247

[email protected]


Thomas A. Franklin

617.646.8398

[email protected]

Mechanical Technologies:

22 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; many with advanced technical degrees

The firm represents a wide range of industries, from consumer products to medical devices to robotics.

Contact:

Neil P. Ferraro

617.646.8267

[email protected]

Pharmaceutical:

28 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 24 with PhDs or MDs

Main Areas of Experience:

Biopharmaceuticals, chemistry, drug discovery, generic drugs, Hatch-Waxman, lifecycle management, non-patent exclusivities, Orange Book listings, patent term extensions, pharmacogenomics, small molecules, toxicology

Contact:

C. Hunter Baker, MD PhD

617.646.8381

[email protected]

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