Practice

PTAB Proceedings

Innovations cultivated and protected

Innovation often emerges from the gray areas between one company’s creativity and another’s. The creative legal strategies developed by our Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings practice enable innovative companies to avoid patent traps while bringing new products and services to market quickly and cost effectively. 


Our patent lawyers and agents have decades of experience addressing patent-related obstacles from both sides of the table—patent holder and potential infringer. Whether attempting to invalidate patents or seeking to protect your existing patent rights, our team is well-equipped to integrate post-grant proceedings into your business and IP strategies.

Our team is adept at using the tools for patent challenges created by the America Invents Act (AIA) to bring about faster and more efficient resolutions. While offering faster resolutions, the AIA also tightened procedural rules and deadlines, making experienced legal counsel critical to ensuring favorable outcomes.

In addition, our team has extensive experience and success with reexamination proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We have a solid reputation for successfully challenging problematic patents as well as defending those that have been challenged.

Areas of Focus

Among the patent post grant proceedings practice’s areas of expertise are:
  • Inter partes review
  • Post grant review
  • Ex parte reexamination
  • Interferences/derivation
  • Supplemental examination