Calling on extensive patent litigation and technical experience, my firm can handle the post-grant proceeding, for example inter partes reviews, in coordination with actual or prospective litigation. Although typically I would be involved in the litigation, if not, I can quickly educate myself on the issues, without necessarily communicating with your litigation counsel or reviewing confidential documents, as in the case of protective order constraints. Depending on your needs, I can collaborate with your regular patent counsel.
Patent litigation and technical experience is helpful because post-grant proceedings are conducted in the Patent Office before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a panel of three patent judges with technical/scientific backgrounds. Discovery including depositions is permitted but limited. Appeals from the PTAB are to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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