Jeffrey S Whittle provides over 25 years of legal experience to clients in the energy and high-tech industries. He has a keen and in-depth understanding of these industries, which enhances his ability to provide strategic and effective legal advice and counselling. Mr Whittle advises on strategic IP portfolio analysis, complex technology transactions, licensing, patent protection and other contentious and transactional IP matters, including inter partes re-examinations, post-grant reviews and derivation proceedings, among other disputed cases.
Mr Whittle has been recognised nationally and internationally for his outstanding career and contributions to law and intellectual property. He also served as the head of his former firm’s technology and IP law section.
Mr Whittle is the immediate-past president and chair of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) for the United States and Canada, and has served on the LES board for over six years. He is a frequent and highly sought-after speaker and author on various IP, licensing and technology topics, nationally and internationally.
Mr Whittle keeps up to date with intellectual property through memberships in various legal and professional associations, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has also served on MD Anderson Cancer Centre's Technology Review Committee, IP Law360's Advisory Board and Wake Forest University School of Law’s Board of Visitors, as well as on boards of various charitable organisations. Mr Whittle is a member of the Texas Bar College and is a Certified Licensing Professional. He was recognised with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Houston Law Centre.
Mr Whittle earned his BS in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, his MBA from Wake Forest University and his JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.
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