Rich Giunta chairs the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings Practice.
Rich has successfully represented patent owners and petitioners in nearly 150 contested matters before the US Patent Office, including inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) review, and inter partes and ex parte reexamination. Rich’s track record of success is first-rate. He has prevailed on issues of first impression numerous times, and in matters with more than one billion dollars at stake. Since 2017, Patexia Inc. has ranked Rich in the top one percent of all attorneys in the United States based on winning percentage in IPR proceedings, as well as based on number of IPRs handled. He represents a full spectrum of clients, including industry leading multi-national corporations like EMC, Sony, Google, Nuance Communications, C.R. Bard, and Smith & Nephew, and leading academic institutions like the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota.
In practice for almost 30 years, Rich also has extensive patent prosecution, counseling and litigation experience. He has advised clients on the development of commercially valuable patent portfolios, and led the firm’s Electrical & Computer Technologies Group for more than 15 years. He has written and prosecuted patents that have been successfully asserted in litigation and withstood post-grant attacks, and has successfully architected the infringement and validity aspects of patent litigation.
As a former senior design engineer, Rich is particularly skilled at handling all types of computer and software related technologies. He has also handled other technologies in the electrical, medical device and consumer products fields, including storage systems, digital rights management systems, automatic availability systems, databases, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech generation, natural language understanding, semiconductor processing, imaging devices, healthcare systems, wireless networking systems, computer aided tomography, explosive detection devices, graphics systems, guidewires, stents, catheters, surgical patches, suture anchors and endoscopes.
"Wolf Greenfield’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice features a team that’s unparalleled in its ability to pick apart technically complex cases to plot a path to success. The team quickly distills cases down to key technical issues to develop and present winning arguments. Moreover, working with Rich and Elisabeth in particular is a pleasure: they are highly responsive, engaging and tenacious. I highly value and trust their judgment and work product."