Group at a Glance

  • 15 members
  • 16 members have advanced degrees
  • Members are drawn from Chemical & Materials Technologies, Electrical & Computer Technologies, and Mechanical Technologies Groups
  • Members' backgrounds include: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Chemical Biology, and Physics

What Matters to Our Clients

Cutting edge expertise

Inventions in the world of nanotechnology not only cross traditional scientific boundaries, but have applications in many industries. Establishing protection for these inventions requires the best minds of science and law working in concert.

Our clients trust us with their nanotechnology matters because they know we have the technical depth necessary to master the complexities involved. Nearly all our group members have advanced degrees in areas such as materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering, physics, and chemical engineering, and stay up to date with new developments and technological advances.

Strategic guidance

As interesting as the science truly is, we understand that the end game is meeting our clients’ business goals by providing sophisticated and strategic IP advice. We seek to build patent portfolios that provide the broadest and strongest possible protection, creating barriers to entry for potential competitors.

We also monitor competitors’ commercial and IP activity and devise strategies to gain business advantages when faced with potential challenges.

Our services

Our services cover the range of IP law including: strategic counseling on the development and management of portfolios, patent preparation and prosecution, opinions and studies related to infringement and patentability, licensing, IP due diligence, interferences, oppositions, litigation, and trademarks.

Areas of Expertise

Examples of our group's areas of expertise include:

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  • Batteries
  • Display technology
  • Drug delivery
  • Imaging
  • Information storage
  • Nanoarrays and ultra-high throughput assays
  • Nanodevices
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticle compositions and synthesis
  • Nanosensors
  • Nanostructures / nanowires / nanotubes
  • Quantum dots
  • Self-assembly techniques
  • Supercapacitors
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Representative Group Clients
  • Harvard University & Medical School
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Primet Precision Materials
March 5, 2014 - Doug Wolf featured as the expert for the month of March

October 18, 2013 - IP ALERT - European Patent Office Reverses Two-Year Deadline on Divisional Applications

October 17, 2013 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Strategically Building a Valuable Worldwide Patent Portfolio - Replay Now Available

August 15, 2013 - Ten Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

August 2013 - Rainmaker Q&A: Wolf Greenfield's Edward Gates

June 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

April 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Tops the Boston Business Journal’s List of Largest Area Intellectual Property Law Firms

April 10, 2013 - Rob Walat quoted in Mass High Tech

March 22, 2013 - Ed Walsh quoted on "first-inventor-to-file" changes

March 22, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted on the "First-Inventor-to File" system

March 11, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted in Law360 on first-to-file patent system

February 21, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service by Women’s Bar Foundation

February 12, 2013 - Deadline approaches for patent protections

February 5, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Named Elite Trademark Law Firm in World Trademark Report 1000

January 29, 2013 - Preparing for the “First Inventor to File” Transition

January 18, 2013 - Ed Walsh was quoted in a Law360 article on Patent Reform

October 22, 2012 - Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Highlighted in 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

October 18, 2012 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the "First Inventor to File" Transition - Replay Now Available

September 19, 2012 - Eleven Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Selected for 2013 Best Lawyers in America®

September 6, 2012 - Federal Circuit Establishes New Standard on Divided Infringement and Inducement

July 27, 2012 - Chelsea Loughran quoted in Law360 on the new First-To-File rules

June 2012 - Wolf Greenfield Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

June 2012 - GBLS Recognizes Wolf Greenfield with 2012 Associates Drive Award

Marine Polymer v. HemCon (decided 3/15/12) - Intervening Rights Cannot Be Triggered by Argument Alone in Reexaminations

In re Google, Inc. (decided 2/6/12) - Substance of Emails Determines Attorney-Client Privilege Protection

January 31, 2012 - Navigating Patent Eligibility for Process Claims

December 2011 - Neil Ferraro Named 2012 Boston Patent Law Association President

January 3, 2012 - Wolf Greenfield Welcomes 2012 Promoting Seven Lawyers to New Positions

November 2011 - America Invents Act: The Implications of Patent Reform

October 12, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield Sponsored MIT Forum Event on October 12

In re Stepan (decided 10/5/11) - BPAI Triggers “New Ground of Rejection” When Changing Statutory Basis of Rejection

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

September 9, 2011 - IP ALERT—Senate Endorses The Long-Awaited Patent Reform

Markem-Imaje Corp. v. Zipher Ltd (decided 9/9/11) - Same Claim Terms Can Have Different Meanings Within Different Limitations

AIA Engineering v Magotteaux (decided 8/31/11) - Federal Circuit Muddies Reissue Application Practice

February 25, 2011 - Managing the Pace of Patent Applications

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

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

July 7, 2010 - A Wolf Greenfield Webinar: Forecasting the Future of Method Patents Post-Bilski — archived replay of webinar now available

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

June 17, 2010 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Strategically Building and Monetizing a Patent Portfolio - replay now available

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

May 14, 2009 - Our clients Cambridge NanoTech and E Ink named winners of SBANE’s New England Innovation Awards, and our client Formulatrix named as finalist

March 25, 2009 - CLIENT ALERT — Federal Circuit Decision on Controversial PTO Rules

February 2009 - Maximizing Intellectual Property Value in Tough Economic Times- Seminar replay now available

November 12, 2008 - Navigating Technology Collaborations and Joint Ventures—Wolf Greenfield seminar

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

March 21, 2007 - Wolf Greenfield Names Oyer President and Managing Partner - Lawyer/Scientist Takes Reins at Boston Intellectual Property Law Firm

November 2006 - Accelerated Examination of Patent Applications: Too Good To Be True?

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Patents

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Intellectual Property Litigation

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