Post-Grant Proceedings

Overview


When protecting or enforcing your patent rights in a dispute, the value of your IP investment at any stage of the IP lifecycle—along with the security of your company’s bottom line—is at stake. Whether you are involved in an inter partes review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM) or post-grant review (PGR), the unique nature of these proceedings can make them difficult to navigate.

Our team of business-savvy IP lawyers can guide you through the complex web of administrative practices and trial procedures involved in post-grant proceedings to protect and enforce your patents and structure the strongest possible case on your behalf.

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Results


  • Panasonic in the successful representation of multiple IPRs. Following expert depositions, the IPRS and the related ITC investigation were successfully settled.
  • Snap-on, a leader in the high-end and professional power tool market, in the successful representation of several IPR petitions on patents asserted in a related district court litigation.
  • Zodiac Pool Systems, a leading manufacturer of automatic pool cleaners and equipment, in the successful representation of an IPR stemming from claims of infringement brought by Aqua Products, in its patent covering a robotic water pool cleaner. The PTAB found all claims invalid on several grounds and denied Aqua Products’ motion to amend claims. Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., Petitioner v. Aqua Products, Inc., Patent Owner (Case IPR2013-00159)

People


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Key Contacts


William Gaede

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