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Wolf Greenfield Client Named a 2016 ACC Value Champion by the Association of Corporate Counsel

May 18, 2016
By Business Wire News


Intellectual property law firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. congratulates the firm’s longtime client, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., for being named a 2016 ACC Value Champion by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Husky and its legal team, which includes the assistance of Wolf Greenfield, were honored for value-focused intellectual property (IP) management efforts.

A component of the ACC Value Challenge, which promotes reconnecting the cost and value of legal services, the ACC Value Champions initiative recognized Husky as one of 12 corporate legal departments and law firm collaborations that delivered substantial value by cutting spending, improving predictability and achieving better outcomes. Husky’s IP management approach, which it terms a “holistic strategy,” optimizes the organization of its rapidly-growing intellectual property assets, assesses and values risk and aligns IP with the company’s business interests—all on a global scale and with improved prediction of associated costs.

This innovation and efficiency gain was also recognized by Inside Counsel, which in 2012 named Husky one of the 10 most innovative legal departments in the U.S. Wolf Greenfield is proud to have assisted Husky with auditing its holistic strategy, working closely with Rick Musgrave, Global Director, Legal & Intellectual Property.

“At the direction of Husky Vice President of Corporate Services & General Counsel Michael McKendry, we implemented a holistic strategy and as a result we’ve been able to better manage our legal budget while ensuring our resources are allocated to the IP issues that matter most to us,” said Musgrave. “Wolf Greenfield, and in particular attorneys Neil Ferraro and Jason Honeyman, played an instrumental role in helping us achieve that balance, and continue to assist us in aligning our IP management with our business goals.”

ACC received 57 nominations from law departments and law firms with at least one year of results tracking. The complete list of the 2016 ACC Value Champions, along with additional details related to Husky’s award, can be viewed here.

About Wolf Greenfield

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is the largest Boston-based law firm focused solely on intellectual property (IP) law. The firm’s lawyers are technical and legal specialists at the forefront of their fields supporting leading companies, inventors, and research facilities with a full range of intellectual property portfolio management including patent, copyright and trademark acquisition, prosecution and litigation; opinions and strategic counseling; trade dress protection; intellectual property audits and due diligence; and licensing and other issues related to commercialization of intellectual property. Now in its ninth decade, Wolf Greenfield continues to represent innovators in the fields of biotechnology, chemical & materials technologies, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, electrical & computer technologies, mechanical technologies, medical devices, and consumer products.

Lauren Goldman, 781-684-6588