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.
With the passing of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have become an effective strategy in combination with—or instead of—traditional litigation. We understand the necessary policies and procedures at the PTAB, and we fight fearlessly and relentlessly for our clients to achieve real results. That includes developing trial strategies that take into account any parallel district court litigation, ITC actions or appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Lawyers from both our patent litigation and patent prosecution practices collaborate to provide you with a strategic advantage, combining our technical and scientific backgrounds with our extensive experience before the United States Patent Trademark Office. Our work speaks for itself: our lawyers were some of the first filers before the PTAB, and in the last five years, we have handled more than 60 proceedings before the PTAB, earning successful outcomes for our clients as both patent owners and petitioners.
Most importantly, our business-first perspective helps us recognize your need for financial predictability during these matters, and we can offer alternative fee arrangements and other cost-effective solutions that align with your budgets. With McDermott, you’ll be able to go further with access to a responsive, agile and efficient team to maximize returns on your IP investment.