Jeffrey Whittle provides over two decades of legal experience to clients in the energy and high tech industries. He advises on strategic and complex technology transactions, licensing, patent protection, portfolio analysis, and other contentious and transactional intellectual property matters including inter partes reexaminations, post-grant reviews, and derivation proceedings, among other disputed cases. Jeffrey leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s International IP Energy Group and serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office.
Jeffrey has been recognized by Chambers USA in the field of Intellectual Property (2010-2019), Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings) in Technology Law (2016-2019), among others, for his outstanding career and contributions to law and intellectual property. He also was named 2018 Global IP Attorney of the Year by Legal Era.
Jeffrey is the past president and chair of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) for the USA and Canada (2015-2016) and served on the LES Board for over seven years. A Certified Licensing Professional, Jeffrey is a frequent and highly sought-after speaker and author, nationally and internationally, on various intellectual property/licensing/technology topics.
Jeffrey keeps up with the always changing intellectual property field through memberships in various legal and professional associations, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, and Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He also has served on M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Technology Review Committee, IP Law360's Advisory Board, and Wake Forest University School of Law's Board of Visitors, and the Board of Trustees of the Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc., as well as on boards of various charitable organizations. Jeffrey is also a member of the Texas Bar College and the Texas Bar Foundation. He was awarded and recognized with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Houston Law Center.
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