Three Mintz intellectual property attorneys — Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud, Member James Wodarski, and Member Mark Pino — have been recognized in the 2020 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
Chair of Mintz’s Intellectual Property Division and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, Mr. Renaud is an IP litigator and patent strategist who helps firm clients protect and generate revenue from their patent holdings. Clients rely on his counsel on complex and sensitive licensing agreement negotiations, acquisitions, and other technology transactions. About Mr. Renaud, IAM Strategy 300 noted that “from patent selection and diligence through litigation strategy, settlement and contract negotiations, world-class licensing and litigation professional Michael Renaud is unquestionably one of the most business-savvy individuals in private practice.”
Mr. Wodarski is a seasoned trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on IP litigation. He skillfully represents clients in federal district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the International Trade Commission. He handles disputes involving smartphones, core processor circuits, digital imaging software, telecommunications devices, LED lighting systems, and many other technologies. About Mr. Wodarski, IAM Strategy 300 noted that he “can be counted on to make the right business calls in patent and IP litigation and give trusted commercial counsel outside the confines of an infringement lawsuit, and has his finger on the pulse of the high-technology industry.”
Mr. Pino has gained marketplace-based recognition and the trust of brand-name global clients for his strategic patent guidance. He counsels both U.S. and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies at all stages of growth — serving clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Pino is a partner to his clients, helping them develop and protect their most valuable innovations in highly competitive, research-intensive industries. He helps clients with mature portfolios extend the life of those portfolios, positioning them to achieve the optimal value from their key assets. He also conducts competitive patent landscape analysis and transactional due diligence, and provides infringement and validity opinions.
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.