Three Mintz intellectual property attorneys — Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud and Members James Wodarski and Frank Gerratana — have been recognized in the 2021 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud is regarded as one of the world’s leading patent strategists and innovative advisers. As a pioneer in IP strategy, he brings his unique experience and expertise to formulate and execute bespoke multinational enforcement and monetization strategies. Mr. Renaud leads an international team of IP prosecutors, litigators, and transaction and technology specialists to develop tailored revenue-generating enforcement and licensing programs specific to each client’s business objectives. IAM noted that “acclaimed as one of the best deal makers in the patent industry, accomplished lawyer Michael Renaud works at the cutting-edge of developments in IP monetization. He is plugged into the market better than just about anyone and is an incredibly innovative thinker.”
Mintz Member James Wodarski is an experienced litigator with a focus on intellectual property, particularly patents and trade secrets. Over time, his skill set has grown beyond litigation to assist patent owners across the spectrum of patent-related issues and opportunities, working with clients to strategically manage portfolios and generate substantial revenue. He uses a combination of litigation skill, strategic acumen and business savvy to successfully drive worldwide enforcement and monetization programs, which have helped clients to earn returns of more than $1 billion. IAM noted that “James Wodarski is not only a potent litigator but a perspicacious all-round strategic adviser who helps clients get huge returns on their IP investments. He’s a leading expert on standard essential patents and FRAND licensing.”
Mintz Member Frank Gerratana partners with innovators to develop and execute smart patent strategies that help them compete in global markets. His clients include growing, dynamic companies pioneering next-generation electrical and computer technologies including cryptocurrency and blockchain systems, social media and Internet applications, autonomous vehicles, and medical tools and devices. Mr. Gerratana’s keen technical skills allow him to collaborate closely with clients to develop patentable ideas and to grow and protect their patents around existing portfolios and products. 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.
IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. Selection to the annual directory is determined through confidential nominations and an extensive research process involving interviews with senior members of the global IP community.