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Wood IP Strategic Alliance

In 2017, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP and Wood IP LLC announced the formation of a strategic alliance, with the goal of offering clients an expanded range of sophisticated IP legal services provided by exceptionally skilled lawyers with diverse backgrounds and varied perspectives.

Wood IP is a boutique intellectual property law firm and one of the few law firms certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). When Theodore (Ted) Wood founded Wood IP in 2016, his vision was to assemble a team of diverse, accomplished patent professionals with a passion for protecting IP rights. Ten Wood IP professionals hold at least one advanced technical degree, including four PhDs. Four previously worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), one of whom is a retired supervisory patent examiner.

Shortly after its founding, Wood IP began searching for an established IP law firm to be a partner and mentor. Wood IP was soon introduced to Fitch Even, and after spending time learning about each other, our firms recognized a true synergy between our respective missions and cultures. According to Wood IP managing partner Ted Wood, “Several things attracted us to Fitch Even. First, we had already known a couple of their attorneys. As those relationships evolved, we learned more about the firm’s collegial professional atmosphere, its wide-ranging services in the intellectual property field, and its long history of being a leader in providing those services.” Fitch Even managing partner Mark Hetzler adds, “We realized how a strategic partnership with Wood IP would enrich our own firm and how we could each help the other become more successful.”

Our strategic alliance continues to thrive. We collaborate on many joint projects and initiatives ranging from client representation to recruiting and marketing. We support each other’s complementary practices and co-counsel on matters where our combined experience can provide enhanced value.

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