Carey Rodriguez Attorneys

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Post-Grant Patent and Administrative Trials Practice

Patent owners, defendants and third parties alike are living in a new world when it comes to post-grant proceedings.

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA overhauled the mechanisms for post-grant challenges to patents and other administrative trial proceedings within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Among other types of post-grant proceedings, the AIA established inter partes review before the newly created Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a process that effectively phased out inter partes reexamination and interference proceedings.

Our experience as lead counsel spans every step of these post-grant proceedings, from pre-filing analysis through argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.