Dorothy P. Whelan is a Principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson. Ms. Whelan co-chairs the firm’s Post-Grant Practice Group. She was the first woman to serve on the firm’s Management Committee, and also served on the firm’s Compensation Committee.
Ms. Whelan’s practice emphasizes post-grant proceedings, client counseling, strategic patent portfolio design and management, due diligence investigations, and freedom-to-operate studies, particularly in the chemical and materials science areas. She has extensive experience in post-grant proceedings, having provided the strategic direction for well over 100 post-grant matters involving both challenging and defending patents. When the patents are also the subject of co-pending litigation, Ms. Whelan works closely with the firm’s litigation team to design and implement an integrated strategy.
Ms. Whelan develops creative, cost-effective solutions for her clients, which range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Representative technologies include batteries, fuel cells, medical devices and materials, adhesives, optical films, polymer processing, pharmaceuticals, and filtration devices.
Ms. Whelan writes and speaks extensively on topics related to post-grant proceedings and is the co-host of Fish’s Post-Grant for Practitioners webinar series, as well as being a frequent speaker and panelist at industry and legal seminars. In previous years, Ms. Whelan spoke regularly at Fish’s Challenging Patent Validity in the USPTO webinar series. Ms. Whelan is also a frequent contributor to the firm’s dedicated post-grant website, www.fishpostgrant.com.
January 9th, 2019 | 1:00 pm EST
Post-Grant for Practitioners Webinar: 2018 Post-Grant Year in Review
November 29th, 2018 | 2:00 pm EST
IPO’s IP Chat Channel: Privity at the PTAB Since RPX
November 12th, 2018
The Center for American and International Law’s (CAIL) 56th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law
September 27, 2018
Fish & Richardson Announces 13 Principals Named 2018 “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences
November 12th, 2018
The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) 56th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law
November 13th, 2018 | 8:30 am EST
2018 PTAB Bar Association's Thought Leader Summit
September 13, 2018
Fish & Richardson Named 2018 General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year and Intellectual Property Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences
April 15th, 2018 | 8:15 am CDT
Patent Resources Group (PRG) Spring 2018 Advanced Courses Program
February 7th, 2018 | 5:00 pm CST
Minnesota Lawyer 2017 Attorney of the Year
January 10th, 2018 | 1:00 pm EST
Post-Grant for Practitioners Webinar: 2017 Post-Grant Year in Review
May 10th, 2017 | 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar: Post-Grant for Practitioners: Ethical Issues at the PTAB
September 18th, 2014
2014 Midwest IP Institute