Awards & Recognition

Chambers USAWolf Greenfield has been listed among the top law firms in Chambers USA 2021. The firm was ranked as one of the top intellectual property law firms in Massachusetts, and was described as: “Boutique practice that earns praise for the quality of its strategic counsel on patent prosecution matters and negotiating licensing deals, including freedom-to-operate analyses and patent opinion work. Fields a renowned litigation team, handling patent and copyright infringement claims, and PTAB inter partes reviews. Enjoys a strong reputation for its deep bench of life sciences specialists.” Clients noted: "The quality of work is very impressive and the client service is excellent." "The lawyers are smart, hard-working and diligent." The team has “excellent technical expertise.” Along with the firm’s ranking, Edward R. Gates was ranked individually for intellectual property in Massachusetts. Read more.

Patexia:

  • IPR Intelligence Report: For the fourth year in a row, Patexia’s IPR Intelligence Report 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. In addition, four Wolf Greenfield attorneys were individually recognized: Richard F. Giunta, Michael N. Rader, Randy J. Pritzker and Gerald B. Hrycyszyn. Click here for more information. 
  • Patent Litigation Intelligence Report: Patexia’s Patent Litigation Intelligence Report has named Wolf Greenfield among the best performing and most active law firms for patent litigation. BEST PERFORMING: Wolf Greenfield is ranked in the top 3% of law firms for best overall performance representing defendants or plaintiffs. MOST ACTIVE: Wolf Greenfield is ranked in the top 3% of most active law firms representing defendants. In addition, Gregory F. Corbett was individually recognized. Click here for more information. 
  • ITC Intelligence Report: Patexia’s first annual ITC Intelligence Report, which includes rankings of law firms handling patent litigation at the International Trade Commission over the past five years, named Wolf Greenfield among the best performing and most active law firms at the ITC. Wolf Greenfield was recognized to be in the top 5% of all national firms (#11 out of 268 national law firms) for respondent-side and complainant-side success.
  • Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report: In its third annual 2021 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, Patexia named Wolf Greenfield among the top performing and most active law firms for patent prosecution. BIOTECH: ranked among the top 5 most active firms in biotech patent prosecution and among the top 5% best performing firms in biotech patent prosecution. HIGH-TECH: ranked among the top 5% most active firms in high tech patent prosecution. Click here for more information.
  • Trademark Intelligence Report: Patexia named Wolf Greenfield among the best performing and most active law firms for trademark prosecution in its first annual Trademark Intelligence Report. BEST PERFORMING: Wolf Greenfield is recognized in the top 1% among all law firms ranked for best overall performance. MOST ACTIVE: Wolf Greenfield is recognized in the top 1% among all law firms ranked for overall activity. Douglas R. Wolf and Christina M. Licursi were recognized as individual top performers. Click here for more information.

The Legal 500: In 2021, the firm was listed in the category of "Patents: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)" and was recognized as “one of the finest US IP boutiques.” The Post-Grant Proceedings Practice was highlighted as “a standout feature” of the firm due to its “very successful IPR track record for both petitioners and patent owners.” Oona M. Johnstone was recognized as a “Next Generation Partner.” Read more.

Best Law Firms: Wolf Greenfield was included in the in the 2021 national “Best Law Firms” list by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm was recognized as a top tier firm in the national rankings for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law. Click here for more information. 

Best Lawyers in America: Thirty-three Wolf Greenfield attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Members of every practice group at the firm were represented. Twenty-two were named Best Lawyers and eleven were named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Click here to view the full list.

Boston Business Journal's Largest IP Law Firms: Wolf Greenfield is the largest intellectual property law firm in Massachusetts, according to the Boston Business Journal''s 2021 list of The Largest IP Law Firms in Massachusetts. Click here for more information. 

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: In 2021, the firm was ranked nationally for prosecution. Richard F. Giunta, co-chair of the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings Practice, was recognized nationally. In addition, the firm was ranked in all three categories—litigation, prosecution and transactions—in Massachusetts. Eleven Wolf Greenfield attorneys were recognized individually, including Michael A. Albert, Neil P. Ferraro, Edward R. GatesRichard F. GiuntaJason M. Honeyman, Jeffrey D. Hsi, Timothy J. Oyer, Randy J. PritzkerEdward J. Russavage, Robert N. Sahr, and Patrick R.H. Waller. Click here for more information.

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: Wolf Greenfield was ranked as one of only two law firms in the gold category in Massachusetts and attorneys received national individual recognition in the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021, the standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field. The firm has been included in the WTR 1000 each year since the list’s inception 11 years ago. In addition, Douglas R. Wolf and John L. Welch were honored for individual achievement both nationally and in Massachusetts. Christina M. Licursi was honored for individual achievement in Massachusetts. Click here for more information. 

Managing IP:

  • In 2021, the firm was ranked nationally for Patent Prosecution, Life Sciences IP and PTAB Litigation. In addition, the firm was ranked in all three categories—patent contentious, patent prosecution and trademark—in Massachusetts. Six Wolf Greenfield attorneys, C. Hunter BakerEdward G. GatesRichard F. Giunta, Elisabeth H. HuntHelen C. Lockhart and Patrick R.H. Waller, were recognized individually as IP STARS in Massachusetts and one Wolf Greenfield attorney, Douglas R. Wolf, was recognized individually as an IP STAR in New York. Click here for more information. 
  • Richard F. Giunta has been recognized as the PTAB Practitioner of the Year in the 2021 Managing IP Awards. Click here for more information. 
  • Managing IP named Wolf Greenfield the 11th most active law firm in representing petitioners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2020 and the 25th most active firm overall (representing petitioners and patent owners). Shareholders Richard F. Giunta and Nathan R. Speed were both ranked among the top 20 most active attorneys in the nation when representing petitioners. Click here for more information.

LMG Life Sciences: The firm received the top ranking of “highly recommended” for both patent prosecution and patent strategy and management in the 2020 edition of LMG Life Sciences. Along with the firm rankings, seven attorneys were named "Life Science Stars" for 2020: C. Hunter BakerEdward R. GatesHelen C. LockhartTimothy J. OyerMaryanne TrevisanMichael J. Twomey and Patrick R.H. WallerClick here for more information.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

  • Massachusetts: Eighteen Wolf Greenfield attorneys have been named to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and another 18 have been named 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Members of every practice group at the firm were represented. Click here to view the full list.
  • New York: Four Wolf Greenfield attorneys have been named to the 2020 New York Super Lawyers list, and one has been named a 2020 New York Rising Star. Click here to view the full list.  

World Trademark Review (WTR) Global Leaders: Douglas R. Wolf and John L. Welch were recognized as global leaders in private practice in WTR Global Leaders 2021. Now in its third year, Doug and John have been recognized in all three editions of WTR Global Leaders. Click here for more information. 

Vault: Wolf Greenfield was named among the top 25 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For in the 2021 Vault Law Firm Rankings. The firm was also recognized as the sixth Best Intellectual Property Boutique, one of the top 25 Most Selective Midsize Law Firms, and one of the Top 150 Under 150. Click here for more information.