In its second annual IPR Intelligence Report, Patexia Inc. has named Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. among the most active and best performing law firms for inter partes reviews (IPRs). Rich Giunta, the chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Proceedings Group and Mike Rader, a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group, were also recognized as individual top performers.
Not only did the report identify Wolf Greenfield as one of the most active firms nationally, but recognized them among the best performing firms in the country; ranking in the top 2 percent for success rate among all firms in the United States. Wolf Greenfield was one of only five firms to rank in the top twenty-five best performing firms in all categories - representing petitioners, patent owners and overall performance.
For the second year in a row, Rich Giunta was ranked nationally in the top 1 percent of most active attorneys representing either patent owners or petitioners. Mike Rader was ranked nationally in the top 1 percent of best performing practitioners representing petitioners.
Patexia is an intellectual property community and information service. Its IPR Intelligence Report ranked the top 50 law firms and attorneys in terms of IPR activity and performance, out of 1,116 firms and 5,050 attorneys in the United States. The report was based on an analysis of all 7,751 IPR challenges filed from July 1, 2013 to the first half of 2018.
Wolf Greenfield’s Post-Grant Proceedings Group, led by Rich Giunta, continues to have an outstanding track record of success for representation of both patent owners and petitioners. Since 2016, Wolf Greenfield has instituted 85 percent of petitioner-side cases and invalidated all claims in 93 percent of cases that have gone to a final written decision. On the patent owner side, Wolf Greenfield has avoided institution of an IPR 58 percent of the time, surpassing the PTAB’s average of 36 percent. Additionally for the patent owner, all claims have survived a final written decision 67 percent of the time—significantly more than the PTAB average of just 19 percent.