HOUSTON—World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) has named Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Jeff Whittle as a WIPR Leader for 2020. Whittle was recognized in the Patents, Technology and Trademark fields.

WIPR Leaders profiles the leading IP executives across the world. The handbook lists over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices. Stemming from a four month nomination period in which WIPR sought views from 12,000 IP professionals, each entrant can be found in the online directory here.

In October, Whittle was honored by the Licensing Executives Society (LES) for his work as a mentor in the field of licensing.

Jeffrey Whittle provides over two decades of legal experience to clients in the energy and high tech industries. He advises on strategic and complex technology transactions, licensing, patent protection, portfolio analysis, and other contentious and transactional intellectual property matters including inter partes reexaminations, post-grant reviews, and derivation proceedings, among other disputed cases. Whittle leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s International IP Energy Group and serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office.