Protecting tomorrow’s technologies. Electrical & Computer Technologies

Clients choose us because our strategic business focus and level of technical and legal experience is unmatched. We provide stable teams dedicated to your industry who provide clear, practical, and valuable advice tailored to your business objectives. 

Delivering a business advantage.

Our IP and technical knowledge are a given. Our strategic counseling sets us apart. Whether you’re an early-stage company or a mature business selling a commercial product, we understand how to use IP to your business’ advantage. Clients bring us their most challenging and important cases, and trust us to advise on complex issues like strategic IP portfolio development, protecting valuable commercial space, and reducing IP infringement risk because they know we will work tirelessly to get results that will meaningfully impact their businesses. 

38 team members in our practice group
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Ranked top 2% most active law firms in the US in high-tech patent prosecution
27 team members have advanced degrees or PhDs
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Business advisors, not simply patent prosecutors.

We are business lawyers with technology backgrounds who are committed to recruiting top candidates and developing them into premiere practitioners through comprehensive and innovative training programs. Having worked in your industry or holding advanced degrees focusing on your technology, we already understand the technology, so we can focus on learning your business and strategic goals in order to provide on-point solutions. 

All IP aspects covered.

Our services cover all aspects of clients’ IP needs from strategic counseling on the development and management of IP portfolios, including trade secrets counseling, to patent drafting and prosecution. We provide critical “know-how” guidance in contested matters ranging from validity/non-infringement opinions to post-grant proceedings and litigation. 

Success from start-ups to finish.

Our clients include major consumer products companies, electronics and software companies, defense contractors, venture capitalists and investment banks, academic institutions, and start-up companies. We protect that which is commercially important and help build barriers to entry to competitors. 

Thinking about tomorrow.

We recognize an IP portfolio is a tool that should evolve with your business. We routinely work with clients to ensure the initial scope of protection is consistent with their current business plan and, when it is not, assist them with pivoting their portfolio.

We represent clients spanning many industries, such as:

  • Acoustics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Audio and Video Compression
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Methods
  • Cloud and Content Delivery
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Cryptography and Blockchain Technology
  • Databases
  • Data Science
  • Data Storage Technology
  • E-commerce
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Energy Generation and Storage
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Imaging
  • Networking
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Semiconductors
  • Signal Processing
  • Voice Recognition Software
  • Wearable Devices
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Our team’s advanced degrees include:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Chemical Physics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications

Our trade secrets services include:

  • Development of tailored trade secret policies and procedures for identifying, capturing, and protecting valuable information
  • Advising on trade secret risk cases associated with employee departures and arrivals
  • Collaboration with business and technical teams to catalog trade secrets meaningful to the business
  • Positioning trade secret holdings to maximize litigation impact
  • Advising on trade secret protection versus patent protection
  • Trade secret audits

Industry standard-setting IP services for industry leaders.

Why clients describe us as “top tier.”

The reason we choose to work with Wolf Greenfield is the people. In addition to their excellent work product, the team we work with is responsive and nimble. When our needs shift, they seamlessly adapt to meet them.

Martha Rockwood
Sr. IP Counsel, Cognex

Wolf Greenfield truly sets the standard of excellence in this field. The breadth and depth of technical knowledge that they bring into our IP development is unparalleled. We feel incredibly fortunate to have them as our trusted advisors.

Darius Bunandar
Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Lightmatter

Excellent technical command of a broad variety of technologies that cross boundaries between biology, chemistry, physics, electronics, and semiconductor design. Great ability and flexibility to organize teams of attorneys with technical expertise most suited to complex subject matter.

Intellectual Property Counsel
Semiconductor Technology Company Focused on Biology

I receive the highest level of service; the team is very knowledgeable in the law and in technical areas.

Chambers USA

Wolf Greenfield attorneys give me the impression that they are more client/principal/customer orientated than attorneys in other law firms.

Foreign Associate Law Firm

On top of the lawyers all being highly skilled, one strength of the team is that Wolf Greenfield is very good at ensuring the right competencies are added when needed. Wolf Greenfield is in the top tier compared with others we have dealt with.

Chambers USA

Electrical & Computer Technologies Experience

Drafted a comprehensive trade secret policy for a client in the energy sector. Compiled a trade secret inventory reflecting the sensitivity/value of the trade secrets along with other key tracking information. Counseled client on patent vs. trade secret protection for individual secrets and inventions.
For a Fortune 500 client which had identified a critical need to join a licensing pool relating to a complex wireless communication standard, we searched through the client’s extensive patent portfolio to find potentially relevant patents and conducted infringement analyses to determine whether each patent read on the standard, resulting in our client successfully joining the licensing pool and receiving steady stream of royalty payments.
After evaluating potential design tweaks to circumvent a competitor’s patent, we were able to assist a client in identifying and implementing a design-around in under two weeks.
For a client who received a demand for nine-figure payment from a patentee holding over 100 patents relating to wireless technology, we were able to quickly process the portfolio to identify potential threats and opportunities for the client, using that knowledge to negotiate a resolution with the patentee that was satisfactory to our client.

We defended a diligence conducted by multiple potential investors as part of a multi-million dollar funding round for a client.

Following the acquisition of one client by a large, established company in its industry, we educated the acquiring company on the value of our client’s portfolios as well as the prior art identified by the patent examiner, thereby assisting the acquirer in pivoting the portfolio to maintain business value.
For a client acquiring thousands of patents and applications, we rapidly deconstructed the portfolio to understand the status and technical value of each patent and application, ensuring the portfolio preserved all IP rights.
We assisted a client in developing and implementing an industry wide licensing program, which included litigations against two competitors, both of whom ultimately settled on terms more favorable to our client than the standard terms initially offered.
For a major consumer products company seeking to enter a competitor’s market, we conducted a study to identify blocking patents and then guided the company through a design process so the resulting product would stand up to litigation attacks.
For major medical device client looking to purchase a particular technology, we led the IP diligence on assessing potential acquisition targets, simultaneously guiding client through an internal design process to develop similar patentable technology.
We worked with a manufacturer of consumer electronic devices to extend breadth of coverage of its earlier patents to cover de facto industry communication standard.
We helped an early-stage startup company build a worldwide patent portfolio, contributing to its valuation of $500M.
We provide worldwide patent prosecution and strategic IP counseling work to a biomedical software company using AI-based molecular and immune profiling to improve the standard of care in healthcare. The company’s IP portfolio recently helped them reach a valuation of over $1 billion.
We handle the patent portfolio of one of the largest e-commerce retailers of home goods in the US that spans various technologies including computer vision, computational photography, augmented and virtual reality, 3D visualization and other technologies that facilitate and improve consumers’ shopping experiences.
For one of the world’s largest audio streaming and media services, we perform competitive patent landscape analyses helping the company strategically analyze and negotiate matters when approached by other companies and patent holders, including analyzing the technical and legal strength of those patents.
We handled patent prosecution and patent landscape analyses for a machine learning start-up company that was acquired by a multinational technology conglomerate for between $500M and $1B.
We manage several patent portfolios in the biotech, data processing, data science and machine learning space for a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics. We also conducted IP due diligence work that helped take the company public.
Drafted a comprehensive trade secret policy for a client developing analytical instruments. Tailored level of measures employed to protect the trade secrets based on company culture.
Counseled a healthcare company on the risks of a proposal by engineers to use generative AI to process internal data. Assessed policies of various generative AI solutions as part of risk assessment.
Performed IP diligence for a potential acquisition of a target company. Identified previously unknown allegations of past trade secret misappropriation against a key employee who had joined the target company from a competitor. Counseled the client on risks of proceeding with the acquisition.
Defended an explosive detection supplies company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of confidentiality obligations brought by competitor. Litigated the case efficiently and secured a favorable settlement at the close of fact discovery that did not disrupt the client’s business.
Successfully defended the world’s largest advertising company and its subsidiaries in a suit involving three patents, 24 trade secrets, four separate contracts, fiduciary duty claims, and a $120 million damages claim. Eliminated all claims through summary judgment and in limine motions.
Successfully defended a major patent and trade secret case brought against Burton. Obtained summary judgment that four of the five asserted patents were invalid, and forced plaintiff to withdraw seven of the eight trade secrets underlying his trade secret allegation. Following these results, the case settled on very favorable terms.
Won the largest trade secrets jury verdict in Massachusetts history, in a case relating to nuclear power reactor technology. We successfully defended this verdict before the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Won a $23.7 million jury verdict against a national credit reporting company for misuse of confidential computerized customer information.


Past Events

CenterForce’s AI Strategy Summit: New York

New York, NY
Daniel Rudoy will speak on a panel titled “Navigating Intellectual Property Challenges in AI-Driven Innovations” at CenterForce’s AI Strategy Summit: IP, Data, and Compliance in ...

FORGE’s Spring Start-up Showcase 2024

Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, 185 Wyman St, Waltham, MA
FORGE’s bi-annual start-up showcase event brings together emerging, local hardtech companies, manufacturers, investors, and other ecosystem collaborators. At the showcase, 15-20 ...