Our attorneys are well experienced in ex parte patent appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB). We have also conducted numerous reexaminations (ex-parte and inter-partes) and patent re-issue matters.
This experience will enable us to be effective advocates in the new post-grant and contested proceedings that are authorized by the America Invents Act of 2011.
These new proceedings, which include Supplemental Examination, Derivation Proceedings, Post-Grant Review, Inter-Partes Review, and Post-Grant Submissions, can have a direct impact on the validity, enforceability, and/or scope of a patent. Our breadth of experience in appeals, reexaminations, and reissues (coupled with our experience in patent prosecution and litigation) will allow us to work effectively with clients in developing strategies for using these procedures in protecting, enforcing, and enhancing their patent rights in a cost-effective way.