January 24–27, 2022
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Wendy Verlander

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Wendy Verlander is the Managing Shareholder of Verlander LLP.  She has over 25 years of experience working with technology-focused companies at all stages of development and growth, from start-ups to well established corporations.

She has successfully litigated cases in a wide range of technologies, including electronics, LEDs, optoelectronics, semiconductor manufacturing, MEMs, medical devices, wireless communications technology and standards, mobile devices and applications, networking technology, GPS technology, microprocessor technology, television transmission systems and standards, automotive technology and business methods.

She was most recently the founder of Blackbird Technologies, a company with a unique business model aimed at providing individual inventors and small companies a way to effectively monetize their intellectual property through efficiently run in-house litigation teams. By using in-house expertise, rather than expensive law firms, Blackbird was able to achieve results that equaled or exceeded those expensive firms, but in an efficient way.

Prior to Blackbird Technologies, Ms. Verlander was a partner at WilmerHale, a global firm renowned for its patent litigation practice. At WilmerHale, she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases for some of the largest technology companies in the world. Ms Verlander has litigated cases in federal district and appellate courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Patent and Trademark Office. While Ms. Verlander was there, WilmerHale was consistently recognized as a top patent litigation firm and received numerous accolades, including “IP Litigation Department of the Year” by the American Lawyer, “Patent Contentious Firm of the Year” by Managing IP, “IP Group of the Year” by IPLaw360, as well as consistent high rankings in legal publications such as Chambers and Partners.

Ms. Verlander received a law degree from Columbia University, where she was president of the Society for Law, Science and Technology, as well as a three-year Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, Ms. Verlander was a member of the engineering honor society and president of the MIT chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Ms. Verlander is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars and has represented clients in district courts around the country. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, US Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit, as well as the US District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of California.

Ms. Verlander has been registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office for almost 30 years. She has presented and published on many aspects of patent law.

Sessions with Wendy Verlander

11:00 AM EST
January 25, 2022

Discretionary Denials: Has the WDTX Been Neutered?

With the WDTX being assailed by both Congress and the Judicial Conference, and the WDTX docket swelling to the point of unmanageability, has the WDTX already experienced its “golden age.” What benefits remain, and how should litigants be playing the changing Texas landscape? CLE Materials SCOTUS Denials of Apple and Mylan Petitions Unlikely to End Challenges to PTAB NHK/Fintiv Framework…

Kevin Greenleaf
Alison Richards
Todd Walters
Wendy Verlander