Awards & Recognition

Chambers USAWolf Greenfield has been recognized among the top law firms in Chambers USA 2022. The firm was ranked for intellectual property in Massachusetts, and was described as “a boutique firm earning 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. The law firm fields a renowned litigation team, handling patent and copyright infringement claims, and PTAB inter partes reviews. The practice enjoys a strong reputation for its deep bench of life sciences specialists.” Along with the firm’s ranking, Edward R. Gates was ranked individually for intellectual property in Massachusetts. Read more.

The Legal 500: In 2022, the firm was ranked among the top 10 law firms in the category of "Patents: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)" in The Legal 500 United States. The Post-Grant Proceedings Practice was highlighted for showing “particular prowess in post-grant proceedings, including IPRs, acting for petitioners and patent owners alike.” Richard F. Giunta was recognized as a Leading Lawyer and Oona M. Johnstone was recognized as a Next Generation Partner. Read more.

Patexia:

  • IPR Intelligence Report: For the fifth 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 5% among all US law firms for best overall performance in 2021, marking the fifth consecutive year the firm has ranked among the top 5%. MOST ACTIVE: Wolf Greenfield is ranked as the 30th 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.
  • 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 in 2021. 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 2% of most active law firms representing defendants.
  • 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 fourth annual Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, Patexia named Wolf Greenfield among the top performing and most active law firms for patent prosecution in 2022. The firm ranked among the top 1% most active firms overall for patent prosecution. BIOTECH: Ranked the 4th most active firm in biotech patent prosecution and among the top 2% best performing firms in biotech patent prosecution. HIGH-TECH: Ranked among the top 2% 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. Click here for more information.

Best Law Firms: Wolf Greenfield was included in the in the 2022 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-eight Wolf Greenfield attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Members of every practice group at the firm were represented. Thirty-one were named Best Lawyers and seven 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 2022 list of The Largest IP Law Firms in Massachusetts. Click here for more information. 

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: In 2022, the firm was ranked as one of the 17 best prosecution firms and one of the 11 best post-grant proceedings firms in the US. 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. Thirteen Wolf Greenfield attorneys were recognized individually, including Michael A. AlbertHeather J. DiPietrantonio,  Neil P. Ferraro, Edward R. GatesRichard F. GiuntaJason M. Honeyman, Jeffrey D. HsiHelen C. LockhartTimothy 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 has been 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 2022. Wolf Greenfield has been included in the WTR 1000 each year since the list’s inception 12 years ago. In addition, Douglas R. Wolf and John L. Welch were honored for individual achievement both nationally and in Massachusetts. Christina M. Licursi and John L. Strand were honored for individual achievement in Massachusetts. Click here for more information. 

Managing IP:

LMG Life Sciences: The firm received the top ranking of “highly recommended” for both patent prosecution and patent strategy and management in the 2021 edition of LMG Life Sciences. Along with the firm rankings, seven attorneys were named Life Science Stars for 2021: 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: Twenty-one Wolf Greenfield attorneys have been named to the 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and another 20 have been named 2021 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 2021 New York Super Lawyers list, and three have been named a 2021 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.