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.




GDC Industries LLC is a small business performing materials development work under Federal SBIR programs. During that work significant Intellectual Property was discovered and/or invented. We did a long search for patent attorneys and finally selected Wood IP because of their specific talent and knowledge of chemistry and materials. After a careful review of the existing patent landscape we filed for a patent and received our notice of acceptance in May 2018. We expect to file additional patents from the original all as a result of the careful and noteworthy counsel provided by the Wood IP staff. We highly recommend this firm to any small business looking for expert guidance in developing a patent portfolio.

Louis Luedtke | President & CEO

GDC Industries LLC


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


Ted Wood was selected to the CleanTech 100, a list by LMG of the top 100 Clean Technology and Renewable Energy attorneys in the United States.

Those selected were consistently recommended as reputable and effective industry lawyers.