Joel Barry

Leaders in Law endorses Joel Barry as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in the United Kingdom. If you wish to get in touch with Joel, please use the contact information provided above.

 

Dr. Tobias Stammberger

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Tobias Stammberger as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Tobias, please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Tobias Stammberger is a German Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney EPO/UPC and a European Trademark and Design Attorney EUIPO.

He gained a physics diploma with honors from Munich Technical University as well as a Maîtrise in physics from the University of Bordeaux, France. He completed his studies with a doctorate from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich with summa cum laude. His research work centered around nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography, as well as image signal analysis and signal post processing. For his work, he received the GSF post-graduate prize. Dr. Stammberger is the author of several scientific publications and lectures.

Dr. Tobias Stammberger worked in the industry for a major multinational electrical engineering group before he turned to the protection of intellectual property by joining Samson & Partner in 2000.

Beside his prosecution practice, Dr. Tobias Stammberger focuses on the representation of clients in opposition and Appeal proceedings before the German and European Patent Office, and nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court of Justice. He is regularly involved in litigation proceedings often in an intensive cross border context and multi-patent battle, both on the offensive and defensive side. Dr. Stammberger advises global players as well as mid-sized companies in the fields of information and communication technology including software and multimedia, medical technology, electronics, mechanics and auto motive.

Dr. Tobias Stammberger is the author of the textbook “German and European Patent Law” and is a visiting lecturer at Hagen Law School.

Dr. Tobias Stammberger has been recommended in MIP Handbook 2012 (“younger but very impressive, with a great success record”) and IP Stars Handbook 2013 (noted for “intelligence” and “depth of knowledge”), and in IAM 2014 (“a very talented attorney who justly deserves inclusion”).

Firm Overview:

OUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: BEING ONE STEP AHEAD.

With their ideas, inventors transcend existing boundaries. We protect and defend innovations – systematically and across all borders.

For a new idea to translate into a tangible and successful invention, it must first make the transition from theory to practice, and then it must prove itself – here effective protection from imitation is paramount.

Intellectual property rights such as patents, utility models, designs and trademarks protect your invention and help you to secure a share in the market. They serve as a strategic defence against imitators and as protection for innovations. All-round security can only be achieved when intellectual property rights are effectively implemented – both offensively and defensively.

Since the foundation of our company in 1983, we have concerned ourselves in equal parts with the enforcement, defence and prosecution of intellectual property rights. We deploy all our firm’s technical and legal expertise in the effort to protect our clients’ innovations and ideas.

Decades of profound experience in the enforcement of property rights can be wisely used to the benefit of our clients during the initial stage of procuring protective rights. Mastery over all aspects of a dispute involving property rights has one decisive advantage: knowing both – the attackers and the infringers side/work.

We have played a successful role, and continue to do so, in many, sometimes ground-breaking proceedings – both nationally and internationally – on behalf of corporations, companies and inventors.

 

Anomi Wanigasekera

Leaders in Law endorses Anomi Wanigasekera as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Sri Lanka. If you wish to get in touch with Anomi please use the contact information provided above.

Anomi Wanigasekera heads our Intellectual Property Group. She has extensive experience in the full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters pertaining to intellectual property law, including representing clients before the National Intellectual Property Office, acting for multinationals as well as Sri Lankan conglomerates in respect of infringement actions, applying for injunctions and search and/or seizure orders. She also overlooks the drafting and reviewing of contracts and advises on regulatory compliance matters.

Areas of Practice

Professional Qualifications

  • Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public
Academic Qualifications
  • LLM (Wales)
  • Post Attorney Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
  • Post Attorney Diploma in International Trade Law
  • Post Attorney Diploma in Banking and Insurance Law
Publications
  • Comparison of Hague – Visby and Hamburg Rules
  • Parallel Imports and some aspects of Trademark Law
  • Patent Protection in Sri Lanka : An overview  and its role in the pandemic situation
  • Protection of Well-known marks in Sri Lanka
Memberships
  • Bar Association of Sri Lanka – Life Member
  • Colombo Law Society – Member
  • Council Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Jt. Secretary, Asian Patent Attorneys Association – Sri Lanka Group
  • International Association of Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Sri Lanka Group – Member

Firm Description:

Julius & Creasy offers an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Law.

The Firm has consistently provided sustainable legal solutions in corporate and commercial work, mainly restructuring, capital markets, delisting and capital reductions of corporate entities and due diligence work. Several Mergers and Acquisitions have been handled by the Firm which also has a leading Banking and Finance practice facilitating several prominent foreign loans and international syndicated loan transactions. The Firm has considerable practice in the field of aviation and has acted as local counsel in many aircraft transactions.

The Firm has acted on many occasions as the local legal counsel for the Issuers and the Lead Managers in Bond issues of local financial institutions which are marketed internationally, and advised on the local regulatory aspects in connection therewith and issued Legal Opinions thereon.

Intellectual Property work undertaken by the Firm include traditional IP, such as Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyright and domain names, as well as contemporary areas such as data protection and privacy, cloud computing, artificial intelligence etc. In Shipping, the Firm acts as the correspondent and legal representative for several P and I Clubs in Sri Lanka. It is also known for commercial and residential property matters and is regularly involved in the transfer of land, commercial and residential lease agreements, preparation of title reports and condominium property declarations.

In Infrastructure work, the Firm has acted in many loan transactions between the Government of Sri Lanka and major international donors and other parties in various infrastructure projects covering water and power supply, petroleum, mining. In the telecommunications sector, the Firm has acted as local counsel to the largest IPO in Sri Lanka to date.

The Firm has a large litigation practice and provides clients, both local and international with comprehensive dispute resolution expertise including litigation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.

Julius & Creasy offers an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Law.

The Firm has consistently provided sustainable legal solutions in corporate and commercial work, mainly restructuring, capital markets, delisting and capital reductions of corporate entities and due diligence work. Several Mergers and Acquisitions have been handled by the Firm which also has a leading Banking and Finance practice facilitating several prominent foreign loans and international syndicated loan transactions. The Firm has considerable practice in the field of aviation and has acted as local counsel in many aircraft transactions.

The Firm has acted on many occasions as the local legal counsel for the Issuers and the Lead Managers in Bond issues of local financial institutions which are marketed internationally, and advised on the local regulatory aspects in connection therewith and issued Legal Opinions thereon.

Intellectual Property work undertaken by the Firm include traditional IP, such as Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyright and domain names, as well as contemporary areas such as data protection and privacy, cloud computing, artificial intelligence etc. In Shipping, the Firm acts as the correspondent and legal representative for several P and I Clubs in Sri Lanka. It is also known for commercial and residential property matters and is regularly involved in the transfer of land, commercial and residential lease agreements, preparation of title reports and condominium property declarations.

In Infrastructure work, the Firm has acted in many loan transactions between the Government of Sri Lanka and major international donors and other parties in various infrastructure projects covering water and power supply, petroleum, mining. In the telecommunications sector, the Firm has acted as local counsel to the largest IPO in Sri Lanka to date.

The Firm has a large litigation practice and provides clients, both local and international with comprehensive dispute resolution expertise including litigation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.

 

Cristina Arenas-Solís

Leaders in Law endorses Cristina Arenas-Solís as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Puerto Rico. If you wish to get in touch with Cristina please use the contact information provided above.

Cristina Arenas-Solís is a Member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her principal area of practice is Intellectual Property Law, specifically intellectual property litigation and prosecution.  Cristina provides counseling and advice to clients, focusing her practice on counseling clients in issues and matters regarding trademark protection, prosecution, and registration, as well as the procurement of both local and federal regulations.  In addition, she advises and represents clients in patent litigation nationwide, including the District Courts of Puerto Rico, Eastern Texas, Delaware, Northern California and Utah, and before the Federal Circuit, many of them resulting in favorable settlements for her clients.

Cristina has participated in inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and in Markman hearings before the District Court of Puerto Rico and Eastern Texas. She also has successfully represented clients in trademark disputes before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the local court in Puerto Rico,  the District Court of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, obtaining not only damages awards for her clients, but also injunctive relief.

Cristina is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Federation des Industries de la Perfumerie v. Ebel International Limited, 2007 DTS 212 (Trademark)
  • Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico v. Municipio de Vieques, 2010 TSPR 126 (Taxes)
  • Master Lock Company, LLC v. Toledo & Co., Inc., (Civil No. 3:13-cv-01658) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)
  • Mercado-Salinas v. Bart Enterprises Intern., Ltd., (Civil No. 09-1509) D. Puerto Rico (Trademark)
  • Lamex Foods, Inc. v. Audeliz Lebron Corp., (Civil No. 09-2275) D. Puerto Rico (Act 75 Distribution)
  • Rivera vs. The Coca-Cola Company, et al. (Civil No. 13-1426) D. Puerto Rico (Copyright Infringement)
  • Ingeniador LLC v. Jeffers, Inc., (Civil No. 13-1654) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)
  • Canatelo, LL v. Bosch Security Systems, Inc.,  (Civil No. 13-1097) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)

Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Symposium presented by Ferraiuoli, LLC, 2013 and 2014, La Concha Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico

France Côté

Leaders in Law endorses France Côté as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Canada. If you wish to get in touch with France please use the contact information provided above.

France is a patent agent registered to act before the Canadian and United States Patent Offices. France’s expertise allows her to represent a wide range of clients. She works with start-up and multi-national biotechnology companies, as well as domestic and international universities and research institutes. France assists clients in the prosecution and management of patent applications, in the strategic planning of their patent portfolios, due diligence analysis of portfolios and related prospectus drafting for initial public offerings.

Although France’s background is biochemistry, her expertise is varied and includes inventions in the following fields: simple mechanics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and business methods.

She has been active in the training of new biotech patent agents through her involvement with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and McGill University. France has served as Chair of the IPIC/McGill Course Liaison Committee from 1997 to 2001, Assistant director of the 1995 and 1996 IPIC/McGill patent courses and director of the course in 1997.

France started in the profession at Goudreau Gage Dubuc in 1988. France joined Swabey Ogilvy Renault in 1992 and became a partner in 1998. After the merger with Ogilvy Renault, she was the chair of the Montreal IP group from 2003 to 2005. France was a co-founding partner of the Montreal Office of Bereskin & Parr in 2005.

In 2009, France joined Marc to co-found BENOÎT & CÔTÉ.

Awards

Finalist for the “Prix Femme d’affaires du Québec”

This annual award has recognized successful women with brilliant careers in a variety of industries.

The finalists will be honoured at a virtual gala on November 17, 2020.

https://prixfemmesdaffairesduquebec.com/prix/#

Firm Description:

BENOÎT & CÔTÉ OFFERS PERSONALIZED AND LEADING-EDGE SERVICES OF A BOUTIQUE FIRM WITH THE RESPECTED AND TRUSTED SECURITY OF A TOP TIER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM.

Having previously worked together and combining over 40 years of experience, co-founders C. Marc Benoît and France Côté envisioned an IP firm that would offer a complete vision of the intellectual property needs of clients, be they inventors, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses or multinational corporations.

In 2009, having brought together a team of patent and trademark professionals covering all areas of expertise, this vision became a reality with the creation of the first BENOÎT & CÔTÉ office in Montréal, Canada. Since then, we have supplied numerous local and international clients with a wide range of services and worked with well-known and highly respected foreign associates in order to maximize IP value.

 

Petri Eskola

Petri Eskola joined Backström & Co in 1998 and is a partner of the firm. Mr Eskola graduated in 1992 and trained on the bench between 1996-97. He has wide experience in all intellectual property matters. Furthermore, he has strong focus on litigation and arbitration and he advises clients in all major areas of business law including contracts, corporate, distributorship and competition.

  • University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1992
  • Trained at the bench 1997
  • Member: Finnish Bar 2001
SPECIAL FIELDS OF INTEREST:

Intellectual property, market and competition law, corporate and contract law, litigation and arbitration.

LANGUAGES:

Finnish, English and Swedish

Petri Eskola is praised by one client for his “responsiveness and good attitude.” He practises arbitration and litigation and specialises in IP, corporate and competition law. Chambers & Partners

Backström & Co:

Backström & Co offers legal services in practically every area of business law. Our core expertise is intellectual property and copyright law. We also offer services in general business law, especially contract, competition and corporate law. In addition we handle civil litigations and arbitrations.

Over the years Backström & Co has achieved a solid position as a front-ranking law firm and has particularly gained recognition as an expert in intellectual property. We have been named in several international publications such as European Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and MIP as one of Finland’s leading firms in our special field.

Z Aglika Ivanova

Leaders in Law endorses Aglika Ivanova as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Bulgaria. If you wish to get in touch with Aglika please use the contact information provided above.

Aglika Ivanova is Attorney-at-Law, European Trademark &  Design Attorney, and Bulgarian Trademark, Design and Patent Attorney.

She has specialised in legal advice and consultations  in the area of Intellectual and Industrial property  trademarks, patents, plant varieties, industrial design, copyright). Representation of clients before the Bulgarian courts – all instances in connection with patent, trademark, copyright litigation cases and in connection with enforcement and infringement cases and procedures; Representation before the Commission on unfair competition and before the Commission on Consumer protection; representation before the Bulgarian customs in connection with border control for protection of IP rights; representation before the Investigation authorities (prosecution and police in connection with criminal cases for infringement of intellectual property rights).

Education: Masters Degree in Law, Specialisation in Patent Law, Specialisation in European Trade Marks and Designs

Current and previous positions: Partner in IP Consulting – www.ipconsulting.eu, Executive Secretary of the Association of Trade Mark Owners in Bulgaria, Consultant of the specialised site for copyright www.copyrights.bg, consultant of the National Portal of Intellectual Property www.ipbulgaria.bg

Author and co-author of the following publications:

 

Charles W. Calkins

Leaders in Law endorses Charles Calkins as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in North Carolina. If you wish to get in touch with Charles, please use the contact information provided above.

Charles Calkins practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent law and intellectual property transactions. Mr. Calkins, a registered patent attorney, has more than 25 years of experience in client counseling and portfolio management in patent procurement, licensing and enforcement, primarily in the life sciences, chemical, medical and computer software arts. His current practice includes a focus on the corporate and transactional aspects of intellectual property, including licensing, research and development/joint venture agreements and merger, acquisition and/or equity investment due diligence. 

He has been involved in well over 100 transactions in a variety of technologies including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, commodity futures trading, medical devices, personalized genetic medicine, semiconductors and DNA sequencing technologies including NextGen sequencing.

Mr. Calkins’ experiences allow him to understand the business value of intellectual property and work with clients to maximize return on their investments and/or acquisitions. Mr. Calkins has worked with companies, investment banks, private equity groups, venture capitalists and other institutional investment groups to conduct due diligence and provide counseling relating to potential investments, acquisitions and/or mergers ranging in size from several hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than one billion dollars. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Calkins is a Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, an investor in over forty emerging technology companies and active in the regional and national technology communities. He is also past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Mr. Calkins is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell* and has been named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” list. He has been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the areas of Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2018 and the 11 years immediately preceding and for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law in 2019. He was also named a “Greensboro Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, 2015 and 2018 in the area of Patent Law and in 2017 and 2019 for Patent Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Calkins was named a “Law Impact Leader” by Business Leader magazine. 

He was named a “Global IP Luminary” by IP World for his exemplary work in the intellectual property legal area. In 2016, Mr. Calkins was recognized among the Triad’s “Most Influential” professional executives by the Triad Business Journal for the 12th consecutive year. He is listed in the 2018 and the six immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property and he is listed in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions as #1 in the area of Intellectual Property. Mr. Calkins has been recognized as an “IP Star” in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was recognized as a top patent practitioner in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Calkins was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2015 and 2016 for Patent Prosecution and again in 2016 for Patent Portfolio Management and Licensing. He is a former Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and remains active on the Section Council.

COUNSEL TO INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD

We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face.

Our attorneys and staff are committed to our clients’ success. We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses, and work collaboratively with them to achieve their business goals — whether managing complex transactions, tackling global compliance, succeeding in litigation, or protecting their intellectual property. By investing in their success, we have helped clients make their businesses better, smarter, and more protected.

Dean Amburn

Leaders in Law endorses Dean Amburn as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in the USA – Michigan. If you wish to get in touch with Dean please use the contact information provided above.

Dean has a passion for litigating complex intellectual property (IP) cases and protecting IP assets.

He has over twenty-five years’ experience as a litigator including seventeen years as a patent attorney focused on litigating IP disputes.  He also prosecutes patent and trademark applications.

Dean has been lead litigator in patent, trademark and trade secret cases in multiple jurisdictions including U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and state courts. He has worked with and successfully defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller clients against allegations of wrongdoing. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to software, business methods and mechanical arts. He also prosecutes trademarks including oppositions and cancellations of registrations. Dean litigates domain name disputes and prepares IP agreements including settlement and licensing agreements.  He prepares legal opinions including freedom to practice and invalidity opinions.

Dean was selected as a Michigan 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Patent by The Best Lawyers in America® and as a Michigan 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also included in the 2015-2017 edition of Leading Lawyers at Lawyers.com®. Dean has been selected by dbusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer and as a 2015-2017 IP Star by Managing IP Magazine. He has been awarded Best for Copyright & Trademark Law by Acquisitions International. Dean has an AV (preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Dean’s publication, IP Strategies for Business Managers, provides practical advice for protecting IP and avoiding infringement. He contributed to the national publication, Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (2012, Thomson Reuters) on topics including patent eligibility of software and business methods, trade secret case strategies, and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Dean is a frequent speaker on IP topics including: IP Patent Camp at the MidMichigan Innovation Center (3 years running); IP Webinar for VetBizCentral; IP Talk at TechTown Detroit; IP Talk at DC3S; and IP Talk [Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about IP But Were Afraid to Ask] through Midland Tomorrow in cooperation with Northwood University during Entrepreneurship Week.

Dean brings an entrepreneurial spirit to his work and enjoys sharing in his clients’ successes. He is also committed to keeping open communication with his clients and is readily available to answer his client’s questions.

In his spare time Dean enjoys traveling with his wife Laurie and two sons. He also enjoys running and working on his 1969 Dodge Charger RT SE. Dean is the inventor on four patents relating to an electronic securities trading system including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,788,398, 8,175,956, 7,552,085 and 7,356,499.

Dean has worked with his partner Bob Giroux at other firms spanning over twenty-five years. He knows Bob as an outstanding trial attorney and is proud to join a firm built on honesty, trust and respect. Bob and Dean share the same goal of providing outstanding legal services and unparalleled client support.

Firm Description

Giroux Amburn is an elite civil litigation law firm, located in Michigan, representing domestic and international clients across a broad spectrum of IP disputes and cases. We successfully handle patent infringement, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and copyright litigation. We emphasize the early formulation of case strategy and hands-on leadership, from pre-suit considerations through discovery, motion practice, and leading through trial.

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Giroux Amburn excel at achieving the best possible outcome for their clients because they embrace conflict, always fight hard to win and employ superior skills in the courtroom. The strength of the Giroux Amburn law firm comes from its extensive experience in trying cases. Not every case needs to go to trial. Indeed, it is often possible to accomplish great success before a trial becomes necessary. However, it is the experienced trial attorney who knows best what it takes to win through a well-developed and proven strategy during the litigation process.

 

Walter B. Welsh

An established IP attorney and engineer that advises clients on implementing profitable IP protection strategies. He is consistently successful at the USPTO and has a reputation for aggressively and effectively enforcing his clients’ IP rights. He strives to increase the value of his client’s business, make their job easier, and reduce their costs.

Walter regularly travels throughout the United States and Internationally to meet with clients and colleagues to implement strategies for effective identification, protection, and enforcement of IP rights. He lives in Darien, Connecticut with his wife and children and enjoys cycling.

Education and Admissions

  • D. University of Connecticut, 2006
  • S. Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
  • USPTO, Connecticut, New York,

Representative Technologies

  • Mechanical and Material Arts
  • Software and computer systems
  • Brand protection and anticounterfeiting

Representative Patent Prosecution Clients

  • High performance additive manufacturer serving biomedical, aerospace, and industrial markets.
  • Distributor and supplier of pro audio equipment and accessories.
  • Robotics equipment manufacturer.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • RegenLab USA LLC v. Estar Tech. Ltd. Et al, (patent)
  • Doctor’s Associates, Inc. v. King & Prince Corp, (trademark)
  • Novadaq Tech. Inc. v. Karl Storz GmbH, (trademark)
  • MedPricer v. Karl Storz Endoscopy Am., Inc., (commercial)
  • Tommie Copper, Inc. v. Ideavillage Products Corp., (trademark)

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The Whitmyer IP Group (WHIPgroup) is a full-service, global IP law firm. We are counsel to some of the most well-known IP owners in the world.

Clients come to us for our technical and legal expertise, and we leverage our skills with advanced technology to efficiently solve complex IP problems. Every IP specialty is well represented at the firm with physicists, mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineers, computer scientists, brand managers, and trademark attorneys.

WHIPgroup attorneys have a wealth of experience in counseling clients and prosecuting large, international patent and trademark portfolios. We are experts with PTAB appeals and were recognized as one of the most active firms in the country for PTAB trial work. Our attorneys clear, register, and maintain trademarks, and regularly handle opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. We have long-standing relationships with associates throughout the world to support us in asserting our clients’ global IP rights.

WHIPgroup attorneys also enforce patents and trademarks in litigations around the country. We have developed efficient litigation strategies for winning big cases. Our litigation successes inform our prosecution insights, and vice versa. This combined skill set yields superior IP protection for our clients in a cost-effective manner.

From high-stakes patent litigation to global brand management, we have a track record of providing exceptional representation for sophisticated clients.