Dean Wolf is an intellectual property attorney specializing in intellectual property asset management for high technology companies. His Silicon Valley practice of over 20 years has focused on strategic counseling for technology companies regarding intellectual property, technology licensing and partnering arrangements, and patent prosecution and counseling. Mr. Wolf worked for many years as a senior IP attorney at the law firm of Beyer & Weaver, LLP., and provided legal services and strategic counseling to many public and privately held companies involved in software applications and services, networking and telecommunications, data storage systems, online advertising, network gaming, cloud computing, e-commerce and financial transaction networks, and social networking.
Mr. Wolf served as outside IP counsel for IGT for many years, drafting and prosecuting numerous gaming-related patent applications, and managing IGT's mobile gaming and MLD patent portfolios. also served as chief IP counsel and Director of Intellectual Property for a number of start-up clients, successfully guiding them through various due diligence and M&A activities. Mr. Wolf received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and earned dual degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, including a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.A. degree in Psychology. He is a member of the California State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
William L. Wang
Mr. Wang is an Intellectual Property attorney with over 20 years of experience in preparing a prosecuting US and foreign patent applications as well as US patent litigation. Mr. Wang received his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1994, and earned dual degrees from UC Santa Barbara in 1988: a B.S. in Electrical Engineering; and a B.A. in Business Economics. Mr. Wang worked for over four years at the Silicon Valley office of New York-based Pennie & Edmonds law firm where he focused on patent litigation, licensing negotiations, and patent prosecution. Mr. Wang’s patent practice included a wide range of subject matter such as software, semiconductor processing and medical devices. Mr. Wang worked for over 7 years as in-house counsel for Schlumberger in various geographic locations including England, Japan and the US, where Mr. Wang served as Managing IP Counsel in change of IP and general legal matters for all of Schlumberger research activities world-wide including research centers in Cambridge MA; Ridgefield CT; Cambridge (England); Moscow (Russia); Stavanger (Norway); and Dhahran (Saudi Arabia).
For the past 10 years, Mr. Wang has worked in private practice in the Silicon Valley where he has drafting and prosecuting US patent applications and counseling on IP strategy both in the US and overseas. Mr. Wang has worked in diverse subject matters including semiconductors, photo detectors, home automation, HVAC, digital rights management, user interfaces, medical devices, medical software, oilfield services and subsea fluid processing equipment.
Mr. White has been practicing as an intellectual property attorney for over 17 years, with a primary focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of mechanical, electrical, and software technologies. He has provided many individuals, start-ups, and small to Fortune 500 size companies with successful results in all stages of domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Mr. White has worked for several law firms, including 9 years as a Senior Patent Attorney at the law firm of Beyer & Weaver, LLP. He has extensive experience providing strategic patent portfolio planning, management, and evaluation, as well as the negotiation and formation of intellectual property licenses and other related agreements, formal opinions on patents and other intellectual property issues, and trademark prosecution and cancellation proceedings. He has also assisted with patent litigation in district courts, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit.
Mr. White has drafted over 400 patent applications, with a majority emphasis in gaming machines and systems, portable electronic devices, and software and Internet related processes. Other significant technology areas have included electromechanical systems, biomedical imaging, semiconductor manufacturing, and medical devices and systems.
Mr. White served as outside IP counsel for IGT for many years, drafting and prosecuting over 100 original gaming-related patent applications, and also providing counseling and assistance with various complex licensing, reissue, and litigation support matters relating to gaming IP issues. He also provided extensive assistance in drafting and implementing the original formal patent policy for the Gaming Standards Association. In recent years, he has successfully utilized the new USPTO Track 1 system to prosecute many original patents from filing to issuance in less than one year, including new patents relating to gaming methods and systems.
Mr. White received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the California State Bar, is admitted to practice before the Federal Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Specialties: Gaming Technology (including Gaming Devices, Hardware, Software, Games and Game Methods, Server-based Gaming, Online Gaming, Mobile Gaming, Social Gaming, and Gaming Security and Authentication) IP Portfolio Management and Prosecution IP Strategy and Protection IP Evaluation and Analytics IP Licensing