Channeling Innovation

IP That Grows Market Share


Wood IP is a boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm led by expert practitioners with 20+ years of patent experience.  The firm is also a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Succeeding in complex patent prosecution of difficult technologies is our foundation. Our seasoned IP counselors apply their patent prosecution instincts and advanced technical degrees to produce quality patents that can withstand validity challenges.

We also use automated tools and methods to produce quality patents in an efficient manner. Wood IP understands how to protect software innovations, and get software applications granted at the USPTO. Our technical strengths are many and particularly strong in the areas of life sciences, electronics, and high-tech.

Industries served
  • Software
  • Electronics and High-Tech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical and Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Goods and Services
  • Medical Devices
Our Team
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Theodore A. Wood

Managing partner

Deidre McAuley

Senior Attorney

Douglas Zhang

Of counsel

La Vonda R. De Witt

Of counsel

Anthony L. Miele

Of counsel

Li K. Wang

Of counsel

Scott Sisun

Of counsel

John L. Young

Of counsel

Robert W. Molitors

Of counsel

M. Anne Fahrni, PhD

Senior Patent Agent

Omoruyi Osula, PhD

Patent Agent

David Ladner, PhD

Patent Agent

Marc Dandin, PhD

Senior Consultant

Terri A. Cummings, MD

Technical Specialist

Wood IP is Recipient of Facebook’s 2020 Platinum Diversity Rating for Patent Outside Counsel


Facebook has recognized Wood IP with its highest diversity rating for U.S.- based patent outside counsel.

Firms were evaluated based on several factors including diversity staffing on Facebook matters, meaningful and measurable leadership and high-value opportunities given to diverse attorneys working on Facebook matters, diversity initiatives at the firm, and whether the firm has a diverse relationship partner, and is diverse-owned.  Larger patent teams were included in the overall rankings, while smaller teams, such as Wood IP, were awarded individual diversity ratings.




Wood IP partner Archie Williams, a retired USPTO special program examiner and special laws expert in computer software, participates as a member  of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee, its private roundtable of IP industry experts.  The roundtable is advising U.S.  Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), Chair and Ranking Member, how to revise 35 U.S.C. § 101 to clarify which inventions qualify for patent protection.




“Wood IP is an exceptional patent boutique of experienced professionals with technical depth and strategic insights. Ted Wood and his team provide IP counseling, patent prosecution, and application preparation for several GE business units. Their innovative approach is crucial to protecting key GE technologies including hardware, software, and healthcare. Ted is one of the most conscientious, creative, and passionate patent attorneys I’ve ever met.”

Catherine Toppin, GE Former Senior Patent Counsel and Manager