Ken Sheets

Ken Sheets is a patent attorney with experience assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property portfolios and counseling clients on a variety of intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, opinions relating to patent validity and infringement, IP asset management, and patent infringement actions before a variety of federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. Mr. Sheets has experience with numerous technologies including computer software, digital signal processing, broadband and cellular telecommunications, network management, and manufacturing equipment.

Mr. Sheets graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1999, and is admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Eastern and Western District Courts of Virginia, the Northern District of Florida, and the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Mr. Sheets was previously the global intellectual property manager for CPA Global, a leading international legal services and software corporation. As head patent counsel, he was responsible for all areas of intellectual property management, IP related disputes, litigation, and M&A matters. He also developed and implemented an innovative in-house portfolio management system utilizing a successful outsourced patent practice for new patent application drafting, filing and prosecution.

Peter D. Weinstein

Peter D. Weinstein’s experience includes licensing and transactional work on behalf of private and public companies. Dr. Weinstein’s experience runs the gamut from complex co-development research and patent licenses, technology transfer and royalty agreements, asset sale or acquisition agreements to supply and manufacturing agreements and material transfer agreements During his time at Baxter Healthcare, Dr. Weinstein led the transactional teams that closed some of the biggest deals for the company. These included negotiating with a South American state owned company for a royalty on sales agreement that included the transfer of manufacturing technology with the right to sell Baxter’s lead biologic therapeutic as well as several significant patent licenses, asset acquisitions and litigation settlement agreement.

Dr. Weinstein also brings extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including strategy, procurement and enforcement. Dr. Weinstein has several decades of litigation experience, including as lead counsel in patent and civil cases for companies in the pharma, biotech, hi tech and aerospace industries. Dr. Weinstein is also a registered patent attorney who has almost three decades of patent prosecution experience and has worked with companies to refine their patenting strategy to obtain maximum protection of their core assets.

Following his tenure at Baxter, Dr. Weinstein founded his own boutique legal, intellectual property and litigation firm, Entralta that has successfully represented hundreds of clients in all of their legal and IP needs.

Greg Giammittorio

Greg Giammittorio represents private and publicly held companies in all stages of growth on a range of issues involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital, technology transactions, and securities offerings. Greg has worked on mergers and acquisitions for software, government services, life science, medical device, information technology, media, telecommunications, semiconductor, and energy companies.

He has developed numerous acquisition programs for companies whose growth strategy involves a consistent mix of both organic growth and growth through acquisitions. Greg has served as lead outside counsel on hundreds of M+A and investment transactions, leveraged buy-outs, and management buyouts. In addition, he has provided counsel to leading companies in the region on a variety of strategic commercial relationships involving matters such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, teaming agreements, collaboration agreements, joint research and development agreements, intellectual property licensing arrangements, and OEM, reseller, service provider, and distribution agreements.

Greg co-founded a unique educational program, M+A University, which provides customized M+A related training to company executives.  And he founded the cybersecurity, big data, and data analytics networking and educational group AlphaTec.

Greg served as Chairman of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association from 2008–2011. He has also served as a member of the American Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee’s Private Target Study Working Group. He is active in the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, having served as the Chair of its events committee and as Co-Chair of its annual awards program gala honoring outstanding companies and deal professionals.

Greg has been named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America (2012–2020) and named Washington’s Top Lawyer in Technology Transactions by the Washington Business Journal.  Greg was recommended by Legal 500 US for M+A: Large Deals ($1bn–$5bn) in 2014 and for M+A/Corporate and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in 2016 and 2018.