Brooks Kushman has extensive expertise in all aspects of post grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes review, post grant review, covered business methods, and reexaminations.
Since the adoption of such proceedings in 2012, our team has remained at the forefront of these proceedings and represented clients to navigate the complex rules and procedures that govern the PTAB hearing process. Our teams consist of industry-leading experience in all matters before the PTAB, including interferences, inter partes review (IPR), post grant review (PGR), covered business methods reviews (CBM), derivation proceedings, reexamination, and opposition.
Our team blends exceptional knowledge of technologies with patent prosecution and patent litigation.
Our prosecution team works closely with our clients to develop and implement client-specific strategies to help insulate a patent portfolio from a post-grant challenge. Our patent professionals and in-house search department tracks related post-grant proceedings, monitors patent filings from our clients’ competitors, and examines relevant prior art in order to anticipate potential future challenges and institute proactive measures to minimize any potential risk. Given the changing landscape and complex and competing interests at play, we leverage our depth of experience in all facets of IP to help our clients maintain a competitive advantage.
Brooks Kushman understands the intricacies and implications of post-grant challenges. We understand how to staff such matters, what resources to deploy, and the technical issues at the heart of each matter. Our attorneys know what it takes to vigorously represent our clients. Our skills allow us to prevail in such administrative proceedings. We strategize with our clients to coordinate efforts with possible parallel district court litigation and on appeal because we recognize the impact a decision can have on a patent portfolio, market opportunities, and the bottom line. The attorneys at Brooks Kushman are experienced in identifying, prioritizing, and pursuing or defending reexamination and post-grant review options according to each client’s needs and interests.
Regardless of whether the path leads through administrative proceedings or courtroom litigation, we’re ready to guide you through every step along the way.