Noted for its adept handling of USPTO post-grant review proceedings. - Chambers USA, 2018
Our Post-Grant Review Proceedings Practice Group regularly represents both petitioners, in challenging patents, and patent owners, in defending patents, in trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and our group filed some of the very first petitions at the PTAB, shortly after the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA) in 2012. Our substantial U.S. district court and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) patent trial experience, paired with the technical knowledge and experience of our intellectual property attorneys, yields teams with the skills and strategic thinking necessary to successfully navigate inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method review (CBMR) proceedings. Our extensive experience in administrative patent proceedings, such as at the ITC, makes the group a natural choice for handling PTAB proceedings, which are administered in an expedited manner and offer limited discovery, briefing and motion practice, and oral argument.
Our comprehensive appellate experience at the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court further facilitates our ability to effectively handle the unique procedural and substantive aspects of PTAB trials and related Federal Circuit appeals.
An in-depth knowledge of the new laws, rules and decisions (from both the PTAB and the Federal Circuit) governing PTAB trials, combined with our substantial patent trial experience, allows our attorneys to offer unparalleled counseling to our clients who are contemplating initiating a PTAB trial, either separately or in parallel with a district court or ITC proceeding, or who have found themselves facing a PTAB trial as patent owners.
Involved in 300+ PTAB Petitions
11 Former USPTO Patent Examiners
Among the Top 15 Most Active Firms at the PTAB
Patexia IPR Intelligence Report, September 2018