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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...

Special Report: U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Software Patents with Alice Corp. Ruling

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 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?"

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"

WHD Attorneys to Present to WICPA: "Advanced Sales and Use Tax Workshop" (Joseph Pickart, Jennifer Jin and John Healy)

WHD Attorneys to Present to WICPA: "Advanced Wisconsin Tax Issues for Non-Manufacturers (Including Service Providers)" (Jospeh Pickart, Jennifer Jin and Thomas Vance)

Joseph Pickart to Present at WICPA Tax Conference: "Nexus: From Nuts to Bolts"

Jeff McIntyre Invited to Serve on Porchlight, Inc. Board of Directors

Gina Carter Interviewed by Law 360: “Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Whyte Hirschboeck's Gina Carter”

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

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

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Cited for Excellence in 2013 Chambers USA Report

Melinda Giftos Authors Article: "Implications of Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.: A Covenant Not to Sue May Render Counterclaims of Invalidity Moot"

Mindi Giftos Featured in In Business: "In Business' Professional of the Week - Mindi Giftos"

Elisabeth Bridge Quoted in Wisconsin Lawyer: "What's Hot, What's Not: Wisconsin Practice Trends 2013"

Ted Barthel Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: "Whyte Hirschboeck Shareholder Fueled By Life Experiences"

Grady Frenchick Article: "Practice Tips and Observations Regarding Prometheus—A Practitioner's Analysis"

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

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

Benchmark Litigation Names Gina Carter of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. To Top 250 Women in Litigation List