Wolf Greenfield Ranked Top 5 in the US for IPRs

For the fourth year in a row, Patexia’s IPR Intelligence Report has named Wolf Greenfield among the best performing and most active law firms for inter partes review (IPR).

  • BEST PERFORMING: Wolf Greenfield is ranked in the top five among all US law firms for best overall performance in 2020, marking the fourth consecutive year the firm has ranked among the top 25 best performing law firms.
  • MOST ACTIVE: Wolf Greenfield is ranked as the 31st most active law firm, and has consistently ranked among the most active law firms in the country since the report’s inception in 2017.
  • PETITIONER AND PATENT OWNER SIDE RECOGNITION: Wolf Greenfield is ranked in all categories and among the best performing and most active law firms for both petitioner-side and patent owner-side cases.
Four Wolf Greenfield attorneys were individually recognized.

  • Rich Giunta, Chair of Wolf Greenfield’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice, is ranked among the top 25 best performing attorneys and among the top 25 most active attorneys, a distinction shared by only four other attorneys in the country. He is ranked in all categories and among the best performing and most active attorneys for petitioner-side and patent owner-side cases. Rich has been consistently ranked by Patexia in the top 1% of all PTAB attorneys for success rate and activity.
  • Michael Rader, head of Wolf Greenfield’s New York Office and a shareholder in the Litigation Practice, is ranked among the top 10 best performing practitioners when representing petitioners. Mike has ranked in the top 1% for petitioner-side work since 2018.
  • Randy Pritzker, Chair of Wolf Greenfield's Electrical & Computer Technologies Practice, is recognized among the top performing and most active practitioners representing petitioners.
  • Gerald Hrycyszyn, a shareholder in Wolf Greenfield's Litigation Practice, is recognized among the top performing practitioners representing patent owners.
Wolf Greenfield is regularly recognized by publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Managing IP and IAM Patent 1000 as a national leader in IPRs with an unmatched track record of success. On the petitioner side, since 2016 the firm has secured institution decisions (83% of the time) and killed all claims at Final Written Decision (84% of the time) at rates 20% higher than the PTAB-wide rate. On the patent owner side, Wolf Greenfield has saved all challenged claims in 92% of cases since 2016 that were decided by the PTAB without settlement, far exceeding the PTAB-wide rate of 40%.

Patexia’s IPR Intelligence Report ranks the top 50 law firms and attorneys in terms of IPR activity and performance, out of 915 law firms and 4,983 attorneys in the US. The report is based on an analysis of all 7,708 IPR cases from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020. Patexia is an intellectual property community and information service.