BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- Ten young lawyers with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., a Boston intellectual property law firm, have been named "Massachusetts Rising Stars" by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Rising Stars names the top attorneys in Massachusetts who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of Massachusetts attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list. The list is published annually in the May issue Massachusetts Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition and in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.

Wolf Greenfield's Rising Stars are Robert M. Abrahamsen, Robert E. Hunt, Michael J. Pomianek, Michael N. Rader, Michael T. Siekman, Joseph Teja, Jr., Maryanne Trevisan, Liza Vertinsky, Robert H. Walat, and Patrick R.H. Waller.

"We are thrilled to have the accomplishments of so many of our lawyers recognized by the legal community at large," said Timothy Oyer, managing partner at Wolf Greenfield. "This group of talented IP practitioners illustrates the breadth and depth of services we offer, as it includes litigators and those working in the transactions area, in addition to patent and other IP counseling."

Abrahamsen is a shareholder in the firm's litigation group and electrical & computer technologies group. Hunt is a shareholder in the mechanical group and electrical & computer technologies group. Pomianek is a shareholder in the chemical, biotechnology, mechanical, and pharmaceutical groups.

Rader is an associate in the litigation and mechanical groups. Siekman is a shareholder in the biotechnology, interference, pharmaceutical, and litigation groups. Teja is counsel in the firm's electrical & computer technologies group. Trevisan is an associate in the firm's biotechnology group.

Vertinsky is an associate in the IP transactions, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical groups. Walat is a shareholder in the chemical and electrical & computer technologies groups. Waller is a shareholder in the biotechnology, chemical, and IP transactions groups.

Wolf Greenfield is the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. The firm counsels clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, and related licensing and litigation. Wolf Greenfield clients include companies that make everything from pharmaceuticals to software to polymers to electronics to snowboards, as well as universities and research centers. In 2006, the firm filed 2266 patent applications and 883 trademark applications in over 130 countries. Web:

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