Three Fish & Richardson Principals Named “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers”

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:38

Fish & Richardson has announced that three of the firm’s principals – Michael McKeon, Karl Renner, and Dorothy Whelan – have been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) second annual list of 50 “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers.”  This list provides “a snapshot of success and extraordinary leadership in an area critical to innovation throughout the world.” Mr. McKeon, Mr. Renner, and Ms. Whelan are among a select group of attorneys who are “raising the bar” through innovations that have helped to change the way intellectual property (IP) law is practiced and the way IP is protected and managed.  

Mr. McKeon was singled out for being one of a handful of top U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) attorneys at the forefront of shaping the legal landscape for intellectual property disputes. He has been litigating at the ITC since the mid-90s and has worked on over 40 Section 337 ITC cases, with billions of dollars in commerce at risk

As the leaders of the busiest USPTO post-grant proceedings practice in the field, Mr. Renner and Ms. Whelan, co-chairs of Fish & Richardson’s Post-Grant Practice Group, are helping to shape an important new field of IP practice. With the combined experience of over 200 post-grant matters, they set the standard for how post-grant proceedings could be leveraged to advance companies’ businesses, and complement patent litigation strategies. Mr. Renner is a member of Fish’s Management Committee. Ms. Whelan was the first woman to serve on Fish’s Management Committee.