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Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings



Since the passing of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have become an effective strategy in combination with—or instead of—traditional litigation. Whether you are involved in an inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) Review, or post-grant review (PGR), the unique nature of these proceedings can make them difficult to navigate. Not only do these procedures have statutory time limits for completion, but they impose significant restrictions on the breadth of discovery available. We understand the complexity of the AIA and the necessary policies and procedures at the PTAB and we fight for our clients to achieve real results. This includes developing trial strategies that take into account any parallel court litigation, ITC actions, or appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our patent lawyers’ knowledge of patent prosecution, familiarity with the operations of the USPTO, and our courtroom skills differentiate us from competitors. This combination of skills and experience makes our lawyers responsive, agile, and efficient and the natural choice for clients looking to pursue this new patent prosecution avenue.

Our team of accomplished and experienced professionals are dedicated to understanding all aspects of the post-grant proceedings and are constantly monitoring all aspects of the AIA, including the various orders and decisions being issued by the PTAB on a near-daily basis. Most importantly, our business-first perspective helps us recognize your need for financial predictability during these matters, and we can offer alternative fee arrangements and other cost-effective solutions that align with your budgets and maximize returns on your IP investment.