Randy Pritzker co-chairs the firm's Electrical & Computer Technologies Practice. He has over 25 years of experience, all at Wolf Greenfield, providing a full spectrum of intellectual property legal services to clients ranging from industry leading start-up and multi-national companies to investment outfits to top tier academic institutions. Randy is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office.
Clients rely on Randy as a trusted advisor because of his significant and broad IP legal experience and business acumen, along with his client service ethic. Randy has a particular focus on strategically advising clients to achieve business goals through patent protection and portfolio management, IP due diligence, licensing, freedom to operate and infringement risk avoidance counseling, as well as complex patent litigation when necessary.
He successfully counsels start-ups on IP strategies to build barriers to entry to competitors and attract financing. He also has extensive experience defending companies targeted by patent suits from non-practicing entities, including successfully employing post-grant procedures such as reexamination and inter partes review (IPR). In addition, Randy has developed an efficient and valuable process of conducting IP due diligence on behalf of investors and companies involved in deals, becoming one of the leading practitioners in the country on IP due diligence. Randy also has proficiency in monetizing patents.
Randy prides himself on providing proactive, responsive, quality counsel at reasonable fees, always considering client goals and promoting optimal IP strategies for achieving them. He works zealously on behalf of each client on each matter and is not satisfied without a "win." He also employs teams of people with relevant technical and legal experience to optimally handle each and every client and matter.
Clients Randy regularly represent stem from industries such as blockchain technology, electronics, software, gaming and other computer-related fields, telecommunications, optics, defense, healthcare, medical devices, financial services, and consumer products. In particular, he has significant experience in the semiconductor field, as well as in imaging and medical devices for diagnosing and treating medical diseases. A growing area in which Randy has experience includes artificial intelligence and deep learning for various applications.
Among Randy’s many high-profile clients are major consumer products companies, electronics and software companies, defense contractors, venture capitalists and investment banks, academic institutions, and start-up companies. Exemplary clients that look to Randy for counsel include Sony Corporation, MediaTek, Delta Electronics, Nikon, MIT, Harvard University, Butterfly Network, Quantum-Si, Flatiron Health, Franklin Sports, and Panera Bread, to name a few.
Randy also is actively involved in Boston’s venture capital community, and he travels to Japan regularly to visit with his many valued Japanese clients.
"Randy Pritzker can handle the most complex patent matters of all."
"He’s very responsive and very willing to help us meet our business objectives."
"Randy Pritzker is a first-rate patent prosecution and IPR counsel. He provides practical advice in response to third party assertions and general legal counseling. He is able to simplify complicated arguments and provide pushback where appropriate."
"Randy is great. He is very good on the technical side."
"Randy and the others are great with response, turnaround and doing what they say they will do."
"Randy is very good at offering his services to do trainings. He does that for free. We have varying levels of experience and always have new people, so the training is important, and it’s not something we have the time to do in house."
"Wolf Greenfield is an important relationship to us, and I have a very good rapport with Randy. He is very responsive, even when on vacation. He also gives us free advice."