Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Wade Haaland, Ph.D., to its Boston office as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group.

A registered patent attorney and molecular biologist, Haaland focuses on helping life science clients protect and leverage their innovations. He prosecutes foreign and domestic patent applications in the biotechnology, material science, and medical device fields, and works closely with inventors and start-up companies to tailor patent applications for strategic advantage, investor interest, and cost-effective protection for their “bet-the-company” technology. Haaland also counsels agents responding to foreign patent office communications to ensure these prosecution efforts comport with, and do not undermine, domestic efforts.

Haaland routinely interviews patent examiners to educate them about his clients’ technologies and to resolve rejections. When necessary, he drafts appeals for consideration by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that aggressively argue against the examiners and advocate for his clients’ interests. Haaland also performs freedom to operate, landscape, and patentability analyses in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology arenas along with performing due diligence of IP portfolios for licensing agreements and mergers and acquisitions.

Haaland is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is not admitted in Massachusetts and his practice is limited to federal patent law.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice:
With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2017 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to over 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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