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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...

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

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

Pat Coffey to present at the third annual Health, Labor & Employment Law Institute: "Managing the Surge of Whistleblower Claims Under the FCA"

Jack Laffey to present at 2015 ATA Litigation Center Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel: "Litigation Tactics and Public Relations/Image Issues During Accident Litigation"

Pat Coffey will moderate a panel including U.S. Attorney James Santelle and Edward-Elmhurst Health System Executive Vice President and General Counsel Chris Mollet: "Strategies for Avoiding Whistleblower Controversies and FCA Actions"

Gina Carter to present at the NASCUS Wisconsin Directors College: "Cybersecurity"

Stephen Lyons will serve as a panelist at the 2015 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference: "Capitol Round-up: How State Legislation is Affecting Wisconsin’s Tech Economy"

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"

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

Mindi Giftos Featured in Madison Magazine: "A Q&A With Mindi Giftos - The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Attorney Talks Running Socks, Speed Limits and Helping Young Women Gain Confidence"

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"