IP Strategy

The best technology does not always win—in court or in commerce. It is a sound IP strategy coupled with solid execution that more often prevails. Strategy comes first.

The combination of our technical and legal expertise makes us agile advisors to decision-makers in the mission-critical matter of developing IP strategy for our clients. Identifying, protecting, and advancing their IP assets is a core competency that often leads to “bet your business” decisions.

The high quality of advice we give in formulating IP strategies is shaped to fit each client’s individual circumstances. We begin by identifying a client’s protectable IP assets and build value to establish a dominant position. We then chart pathways for commercialization of a client’s technology free of IP disputes and create strategies to gain business advantages over the competition.

Clients respect our ability to anticipate complex IP challenges, such as potential interferences, and to be prepared for IP “diligence” in fundraising, partnering, or acquisition. We guide clients in arrangements with 3rd parties to ensure their intellectual property assets are well protected. Clients also turn to us to provide counsel on how best to avoid enforcement efforts of 3rd parties and, when necessary, to defend them in litigation.

September 2011 - Using Term Sheets to Your Advantage: Steps to Sharpen Your Strategy

September 2011 - The Doctrine of Aesthetic Functionality: What Trademark and Copyright Owners Can Learn from Betty Boop

September 2011 - America Invents Act – Patent Reform is Finally Here

July 12, 2011 - Patent Reform Moves One Step Closer to Obama’s Desk

July 2011 - Getting the Most Value From Your Patent Claims

June 2011 - Your Company’s Patents: Evaluating their Strategic Value

May 6, 2011 - Randy Pritzker and Michael Albert spoke at CLE webinar on IP Monetization

May 2, 2011 - Will 2011 Be The Year of Patent Reform?

February 17, 2011 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Managing IP Risks: The Importance of Obtaining Freedom to Operate Guidance - presentation now available

January 1, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield filed 2,749 patent applications and 688 trademark applications in 2010.

December 2010 - Wolf Greenfield was ranked #1 in number of patents filed and number of patent attorneys in Mass High Tech’s annual survey

December 2010 - Building and Monetizing a Patent Portfolio

August 22, 2010 - Hunter Baker, Ed Gates and Chelsea Loughran presented at the American Chemical Society’s Fall National Meeting

August 20, 2010 - BBJ survey ranks Wolf Greenfield #1 in patent attorneys, patents filed and patents obtained

June 28, 2010 - CLIENT ALERT— Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Business Method Patents

June 3, 2010 - New IP Strategy Needed as Investors Get Cautious

October 15, 2009 - CLIENT ALERT — USPTO Rescinds Controversial Rules Restricting Patent Applications

October 2009 - Court Case on Patent Delays Holds Appeal for Industry

September 25, 2009 - Lack of timing awareness can mean missed revenue

July/August 2009 - Intellectual Property Audits: A More “Diligent” Approach

June 9, 2009 - How to Protect Your IP When Your Licensee is Facing Financial Difficulties

December 20, 2008 - Turning Your Innovations into a Successful Business

May, 2008 - Intellectual Property Audits: A More 'Diligent' Approach

February 7, 2008 - An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Intellectual Property Galaxy

May 9, 2007 - Supreme Court Decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. on "Obviousness"

May 9, 2007 - CLIENT ALERT — Supreme Court Decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. on "Obviousness"

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Licensing and Transactions