Jeffrey S. Whittle has a global Intellectual Property practice and focuses on the energy industry. With an emphasis on technology-based transactions, his practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, due diligence investigations, and patent opinions. Jeff also focuses on patent protection, portfolio analysis, and other various types of intellectual property contentious and counseling matters, including Inter Partes reexamination.
Jeff has over twenty years of experience and served as the head of his former firm’s Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, IAM Licensing 250, IAM Patent 1000, and The Legal 500 United States for his work in law and intellectual property.
In addition to his practice, Jeff is a member of legal associations including the Licensing Executives Society (where he is currently President), American Intellectual Property Law Association and Federal Circuit Bar Association, among others. He also has served on M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Technology Review Committee, IP Law360’s Advisory Board, and on Wake Forest University School of Law’s Board of Visitors. Recently he was awarded and recognized with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Houston Law Center.