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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

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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, New York, and Washington, DC, Wolf Greenfield attorneys advise clients whose IP is at the core of their business, such as large, global corporations, mid-size companies, innovative start-ups 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 70% hold advanced degrees (MS, PhD or MD). To learn more, visit wolfgreenfield.com.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Patent prosecution
  • Litigation
  • Post-grant proceedings, including IPRs
  • Opinions and strategic counseling
  • Licensing and transactions
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • Trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation
Services

Patent

Wolf Greenfield has been a patent powerhouse for nearly a century. The firm provides a full range of patent services, including assessing client business vision and protecting it, patent drafting, prior art searches, international filing strategies, infringement opinions, and enforcement/defense of patent right. Wolf Greenfield filed 7,008+ patent applications 2022. 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 practice chairs.


Litigation

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 4% 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

The firm represents both patent owners and petitioners in complex USPTO proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPRs), post-grant reviews (PGRs), reexaminations, interferences, and parallel litigation.

Wolf Greenfield is ranked as high as top five among all law firms for best overall IPR performance by Patexia. The group is also ranked nationally by Legal 500 and Managing IP.

Contacts:

Richard F. Giunta

617.646.8322

[email protected]

Elisabeth H. Hunt, PhD

617.646.8443

[email protected]


Trademark & Copyright

The firm advises clients on the full range of trademark and copyright issues, from clearance, selection and use, to prosecution of trademark and copyright registrations in the US and other countries, to enforcement of rights worldwide. Filed 2,300+ trademark applications in 2022; 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

The firm's licensing and transactions team is comprised of members from every practice. Wolf Greenfield attorneys successfully structure and negotiate a wide range of IP-related deals, small and large.

Recognized for excellence by Chambers and Partners and IAM Patent 1000.

Contact:

Edward R. Gates

617.646.8232

[email protected]


Technologies


Biotechnology

50+ team members; 94% of the team has PhDs or MDs

Recognized for excellence by Chambers and Partners, LMG Life Sciences, Managing IP, IAM Patent 1000, and Patexia.

Contacts:

Maryanne Trevisan, PhD

617.646.8266

[email protected]

Patrick R. H. Waller, PhD

617.646.8223

[email protected]


Chemical & Materials Technologies

88% of the team has PhDs or MDs; 100% of the team has science or tech industry experience

Contact:

Robert H. Walat

617.646.8291

[email protected]


Electrical & Computer Technologies

40 team members; 30 team members have advanced degrees or PhDs

Contacts:

Randy J. Pritzker

617.646.8247

[email protected]

Thomas A. Franklin

617.646.8398

[email protected]


Mechanical Technologies

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

Contact:

Neil P. Ferraro

617.646.8267

[email protected]


Pharmaceutical

28 attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists; 86% of team members have PhDs or MDs

Recognized for excellence by IAM Patent 1000 and Managing IP.

Contact:

C. Hunter Baker, MD PhD

617.646.8381

[email protected]

Offices
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Washington, DC

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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC rankings

USA Guide 2023
Massachusetts
Intellectual Property
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Intellectual Property
2
Intellectual Property
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Edward R Gates
4
Edward R Gates
4
Band 4