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Three Mintz Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Global Leaders by IAM

Boston, MA Mintz is pleased to announce that Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) named Michael Renaud, James Wodarski and Frank Gerratana to its 2022 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders Guide, a supplement to the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. According to IAM, the guide “draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting, and other service providers, with specialists from the major IP markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Together they possess a wealth of expertise across disciplines and sectors.”

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 tailored 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.

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.

Find the full list of IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders here.

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