BOSTON- Six attorneys from Mintz have been recognized in the 2023 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Strategy 300 Global Leaders Guide.
According to the publication, the IAM Strategy 300 identifies individuals leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of intellectual property (IP) portfolios. Those selected concentrate in major IP markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia and have a wide range of experience in IP-intensive sectors, such as high-tech and life sciences.
The following Members were selected:
- Michael Renaud, Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division, is a patent strategist and innovative adviser who helps clients protect and make the most of their patent portfolios. He helps clients articulate, develop, and execute multinational enforcement and monetization strategies through non-traditional litigation and licensing approaches, and by creating markets for, and brokering the sale and acquisition of, select patent portfolios and trade secrets. IAM noted that Mr. Renaud is “one of the best corporate IP advisors in the game” and is held in the highest regard by the C-Suite as a “great partner and licensing strategist”. Furthermore, in litigation, he “consistently outworks and outperforms his opponents and delivers fantastic results.”
- Frank Gerratana works hand in hand with clients to build their companies’ portfolios from the ground up. Although his clients include companies of all sizes, his practice focuses in particular on start-ups and mid-market companies, whose patent portfolio is core to the value of their business. Mr. Gerratana’s keen technical skills allow him to collaborate closely with clients to identify the best opportunities for protecting their technology using a patent strategy carefully tailored to their goals. He has handled portfolios ranging from several to hundreds of patents and brings an exceptional understanding of the complexities of global patentability — including jurisdictional differences in patent law — to his work managing international filings and coordinating claim development to ensure global enforceability.
- Michael Newman represents companies in complex intellectual property disputes, with a particular focus on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His experience spans from pre-litigation investigation and litigation to appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Mr. Newman has had extraordinary success representing patent owners in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He represents a broad range of clients in cases involving such diverse technologies as integrated circuits, light-emitting diodes, carbohydrate chemistry, smartphones, video compression, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, gene expression, microprocessors (CPUs and GPUs), digital signal processors, RDIMM and LRDIMM memory modules, networking equipment, cellular communications, voice over internet protocol, genetically engineered bacteria, medical devices, and information systems.
- Adam Rizk focuses his practice on IP monetization, litigation, and strategic IP transactions. He represents clients in high-tech patent litigation in the International Trade Commission and federal district courts, and provides strategic counseling on portfolio management, mining, valuation, and IP revenue generation through patent sales, licensing, and multinational enforcement initiatives. Mr. Rizk has handled some of the most noteworthy cases in the semiconductor device fabrication, processor, and video display industries on behalf of clients such as GlobalFoundries and AMD. IAM stated that Mr. Rizk is “laser-focused on helping his clients monetize their IP assets” and that he has “a tremendous technical ability coupled with a very strong strategic focus and demonstrates impeccable judgment and great skill in managing complex tasks and large teams in an effective and efficient manner.”
- Daniel Weinger is a litigator whose intellectual property practice focuses on patent and technology litigation at the International Trade Commission, the Federal District Courts, and the Patent Office. He handles disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including software, smartphones (and other converged devices), LEDs, semiconductor circuits and fabrication processes, and wireless technology standards. Viewing patent and technology litigation through the lens of what is best for the business of his clients; Mr. Weinger counsels to achieve the best business result possible. The scope of this work includes representing clients through all phases of patent strategy and litigation, both offensive and defensive, from the inception of an enforcement program through the final resolution. Mr. Weinger also works with owners of standard essential patents on issues relating to compliance with FRAND obligations, global enforcement, and licensing.
- James Wodarski is an intellectual property attorney who develops and implements strategies to enforce his clients’ exclusive patent and trade secrets rights through litigation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. He has helped to develop and implement such strategies for patent and trade secret owners ranging from entities that own small portfolios to corporations with many hundreds of patent families. Mr. Wodarski has successfully led enforcement efforts using Federal District Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and non-U.S. venues, including Chinese, German, and British courts. IAM mentioned, “As well as being an accomplished patent and commercial litigator, James Wodarski is also a sophisticated global strategic thinker with a vast knowledge of standard-essential patents, licensing and competition law.”
The Mintz IP team comprises more than 115 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors, and is recognized for success and in-depth expertise in patent litigation, patent monetization, IP transactions, patent prosecution and strategic counseling, trade secrets, and inter partes reviews. The team has a global practice with top-tier clients across all technology-driven industries, including semiconductors, biotechnology, data management, medical technology, telecommunications, auto manufacturing, software, and pharmaceuticals. We work strategically with our clients to identify and articulate their IP objectives, tailor their portfolios in support of those objectives, enforce rights globally where there is infringement, devise and implement defense strategies as necessary, and coordinate with global counsel to ensure efforts across international jurisdictions are harmonized.
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