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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...

Grady Frenchick's Article for Law 360: "Thompson Stem Cell Patent Appeal Should Be Dismissed"

Gina Carter's Article for In Business: "Patent Trolls: A Menace to Business?"

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

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?"

James Joyce and Michael Cronin Article for WTN: "Induced Infringement is Now Easier to Prove"

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)

Special Report: Hold the Mayo… An Overview of Mayo v. Prometheus

Donald Daugherty and Christopher Walker Article for The Business Suit: "The Danger That Lurks Within: Preventing Employee Misappropriation of Trade Secrets"

Melinda Giftos Article for WTN: "Beware of Unofficial Solicitations Regarding Your Trademarks & Domain Name"

Eric Meier to to serve as panel moderator at ALFA International’s 2014 Construction Practice Group Seminar: “Getting to ‘Yes’: How to Deal with Thorny Issues Surrounding Mediation”

Daniel La Fave to serve as panel moderator at ALFA International’s 2014 Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar: “Stack the Risk Allocation Deck in Your Favor: Failing to Do So May Be Hazardous to Your Health”

Michael Dahm to present at Water Summit 2014 Thriving in the Global Water Economy: "Operating in the Global Water Market Track - New Panel Discussion - Legal & Operational Concerns for Multi-National Companies"

FLSA and State Wage and Hour Issues: Avoiding and Defending Against Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Claims

Gina Carter and Daniel La Fave to present at ALFA International 2014 Asia Regional Seminar – Flattening Legal Borders: Product Liability and IP/IT Issues for Chinese and Other Asian Companies

Donald Daugherty to present to Defense Research Institute: “Protecting Business Reputational Interests in an Online World”

WHD attorneys to present at 2014 ALFA International Health Care Seminar: "The Edge of Tomorrow: Caring for an Aging Community in a Time of Change" (Bruce Arnold and Patrick Coffey)

Emily Constantine and Thomas Godar to present to Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company: “Social Media for Municipalities: Friend or Foe?”

Construction Law Webinar Series: Corporate and Joint Ventures: Large Deals... Important Details

Tiffany Hutchens to present at NBI Human Resource Law Live Seminar: What You Need to Know Now – “Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date?: Essential Components and Sample Policies for Today's Workplace”

Patrick Coffey and Daniel Geraghty to present to WICPA: “Handling Government Investigations: What to do if the government is investigating your client”

Construction Law Webinar Series (overview)

Mindi Giftos Contributes to Shoutlet eBook: "5 Trending Questions on Social Media and the Law"

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Attorneys to Its Milwaukee and Madison Offices

Barbara Zabawa Appointed Vice Chair for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Behavioral Health Task Force

Best Lawyers® Names Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Attorneys Halley, LoCoco, Nowakowski and Pyper “Lawyers of the Year” for 2014

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Announces Four New Shareholders

Mindi Giftos Quoted in In Business: "Has IT Made Patient Privacy a Thing of the Past?"

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Announces Its 2014 Best Lawyers Listing

Mindi Giftos Elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run Dane County