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Wolf Greenfield’s Rich Giunta Named Managing IP’s PTAB Practitioner of the Year

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Wolf Greenfield announced today that Rich Giunta has been recognized as the PTAB Practitioner of the Year in the 2021 Managing IP Awards. Rich is Chair of Wolf Greenfield’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice and led the firm’s Electrical & Computer Technologies Group for more than 15 years.

The Managing IP Awards, now in its 16th year, is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry, covering a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions. The Practitioner of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an individual at a law firm.

Rich has successfully represented patent owners and petitioners in 149 contested matters before the PTAB, including inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) review, and post-grant review (PGR). Rich’s track record of success is first-rate. He has prevailed on issues of first impression numerous times, and in matters with more than one billion dollars at stake. Rich has represented leading companies like Sony, Google, Dell/EMC, RPX, Mediatek, Becton Dickinson and Smith & Nephew, as well as leading academic institutions like the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota.

The Managing IP Practitioner of the Year award is the latest recognition of Rich’s accomplishments by leading legal organizations. Patexia Inc. has ranked him in the top one percent of all attorneys in the United States for success rate and activity for the past four years, and IAM Patent 1000 recommended Rich nationally for post-grant proceedings.

About Wolf Greenfield

Wolf Greenfield is among the largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. For nearly a century, the firm has helped clients protect their most valuable intellectual property. In the past several years, Wolf Greenfield has grown to over 140 attorneys and technology specialists, widening and deepening its expertise across all technologies. Law360 reported in 2019 that Wolf Greenfield grew more than any other large IP firm in the US. In September 2016, the firm opened its New York office, which it has already expanded twice, most recently in January 2020, to better serve a wide range of clients in New York City and around the world. For more information about Wolf Greenfield, please visit