Jeff 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.
Jeff has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, and Client Choice Awards, among others, for his outstanding career and contributions to law and intellectual property.
Jeff is a past-president and chair of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) for the USA and Canada (2015-2017) and has served on the LES Board for over six years. He is a frequent and highly sought-after speaker and author, nationally and internationally, on various intellectual property/licensing/technology topics.
Jeff 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, as well as on boards of various charitable organizations.
Jeff is also a member of the Texas Bar College, the Texas Bar Foundation, and is a Certified Licensing Professional. Recently he was awarded and recognized with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Houston Law Center.