HOUSTON—Womble Bond Dickinson Houston Office Managing Partner Jeff Whittle has been named an IAM Global Leader in patent law by IAM Media.
According to IAM Media, “All those listed as IAM Global Leaders merit special attention not only because of their expertise and experience relating to creating, protecting, managing, transacting and enforcing critical patent rights, but also for their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”
IAM Media wrote of Whittle, “Licensing maven Jeffrey Whittle has an instinctive feel for IP value creation and the negotiation and transactional IP skills to help make successful patent commercialization a reality. His sectoral knowledge in the energy field is second to none.”
"Licensing maven Jeffrey Whittle has an instinctive feel for IP value creation and the negotiation and transactional IP skills to help make successful patent commercialization a reality."
Whittle provides over twenty-five years 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. He leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s International IP Energy Group.
Attorneys honored as IAM Global Leaders are featured in a series of in-depth interviews. Whittle tells IAM Media, “Any secret to my success goes to my clients. They provide interesting work that challenges me and ensures that I stay abreast and develop my understanding of national and global legal and business changes. I then use the acquired skills to bring creative and unique solutions to address client-specific strategies.”
He also addresses the energy industry’s focus on finding alternative and renewable resources, the continued importance of high tech innovation in today’s economy, and the need for strategic patent knowledge in deal-making.