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Patent and Trademark Contested Administrative Proceedings

WHD recognizes the great value that contested administrative proceedings present for clients, now more so than ever before. WHD also recognizes that, with the introduction of the new contested administrative proceedings under the AIA, there now exists unprecedented complexity associated both with evaluating whether one or more of these options may be appropriate for clients given their particular circumstances (including whether litigation is likely or already ongoing), and with effectively pursuing one or more of these proceedings. With this in mind, WHD’s Contested Administrative Proceedings Team is committed to explaining these options to clients, helping them determine their best courses of action, and providing exceptional yet cost-effective counsel in guiding clients through these proceedings so as to achieve excellent results. More... 

Intellectual Property Counseling & Protection

WHD's Intellectual Property Counseling & Protection Team is committed to being a member of your team—and focused on making you, your innovations and your company successful. We offer the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to provide clients with a full range of services. We represent large and small, national and international clients in all areas of intellectual property law, and pride ourselves on meeting the diverse and ever-expanding needs of these clients. More... 

Intellectual Property Litigation

WHD's IP Litigation Practice brings together lawyers who have demonstrated their mastery of managing complex litigation and understanding the unique challenges presented by intellectual property litigation. More... 

Life Sciences

In the highly technical, rapidly evolving life sciences marketplace, innovative companies face numerous challenges in protecting their groundbreaking intellectual property. To advance the unique interests of these companies, the professionals on WHD's Life Sciences Team combine legal and scientific prowess with personal service and reasonable fee structure. More...
> Special Report: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Seagate Framework for Assessing Enhanced Damages in Patent Infringement Cases

> Special Report: Employer Alert: Defend Trade Secrets Act Creates Need to Update Confidentiality Protocols

> Special Report: PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Grant Review on Same Day

> Mindi Giftos Article for In Business: "Why You Need Cyber Insurance"

> Jeffrey McIntyre Article for Wisconsin State Journal: "Support Dane County Effort to Build More Manure Digesters"

> Special Report: Hague Agreement for International Designs Effective May 13, 2015

> Special Report: Why the Thompson Embryonic Stem Cell Patent Federal Circuit Appeal Should be Dismissed: No Subject Matter Jurisdiction

> James Joyce Article for In Business: "Whatever Happened to Software Patents?"

> Melinda Giftos and Benjamin Brunette Article for In Business: "What You Need to Know About the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Amendments"

> Michael Cronin Article for WTN: "U.S. Supreme Court Splits the Baby in Myriad Genetics"

> Special Report: U.S. Supreme Court Splits the Baby in Myriad Genetics

> Melinda Giftos and Laura Grebe Article for WTN: "Safeguards for trademark owners in the launch of gTLDs"

> Special Report: Safeguards for Trademark Owners in the Launch of gTLDs

> Ted Barthel and Thomas Pienkos Article for In Business: "Take Heed, O Inventor: Beware the Ides of March"

> Gina Carter Article in IP Today: "Intellectual Property Litigation 2012: Cases to Watch and Trends to Track"

> Gina Carter and Melinda Giftos Article for WTN: "Untangling Fair Use: When is it Acceptable to Use Another’s Work Without a License?"

> Special Report: Induced Infringement is Now Easier to Prove

> Melinda Giftos Article for BizTimes: "Who Owns Your Company's Social Media Accounts?"

> James Joyce Article for WTN: "Key Provisions of the America Invents Act That Can Protect You"

> Intellectual Property Law Newsletter (Summer 2012)

> Upcoming Changes to Patent Rules Concerning Practice Before Patent Trial and Appeal Board

> Arkema Files Three Parallel AIA Post-Grant Proceedings Against Honeywell

> Ted Barthel quoted in BizTimes: "Energy Innovation Center Development Off to a Slow Start"

> Claim Amendment Not Enough to Subject Pre-AIA Patent to PGR

> PTAB PGR Institution Sheds Light on Patentee’s Burden to Establish Priority in Claims

> First PTAB PGR Decision of 2016 Institutes Another Pre-AIA Patent

> U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent

> Using Post-Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patents

> Michael Cronin quoted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Federal Court Jury Says Apple Owes WARF $234 Million"

> Mindi Giftos featured in the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission's Volunteer Spotlight

> PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review

> What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

> Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

> Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Names Michael Cronin and Thomas Pienkos Co-Leaders of Intellectual Property Practice Group

> Mindi Giftos Featured in In Business: "Giftos Keeps On Giving as Law Firm Executive"

> Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Cited For Excellence in 2015 Chambers USA Report

> PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Grant Review on Same Day

> Mindi Giftos Quoted in In Business: "Cyber Liability Warnings Bring Yawns at Madison-area Businesses"

> Michael Cronin Quoted by In Business: "Market Report: Dane County's Biotech Industry"

> Elisabeth Bridge Quoted in Wisconsin Lawyer: "What's Hot, What's Not: Wisconsin Practice Trends 2015"