Patent – Post Grant Proceedings and Strategies

The attorneys at Wood Herron & Evans have experience in all aspects of patent practice.  This includes not only patent prosecution, patent licensing, and patent litigation, but also existing post grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), such as Reissuance, Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reexamination, and Interference.  The recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act creates several new types of  USPTO Post Grant proceedings, namely, Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review, Supplemental Examination, Transitional Business Method Patent Review, and Derivation Proceedings.  These Post Grant Proceedings have as their main purpose the ability of interested parties to challenge the validity of a  patent without having to resort to more costly patent infringement court actions.

Wood Herron & Evans has established a practice group to focus on the complexities of these existing and new USPTO Post Grant proceedings, and how they interface with traditional patent litigation.  We expect that this practice group will be of great benefit to our clients, by enabling our clients to fully consider all of the available options for protecting their patent rights and their product lines, so that we can guide them toward the most appropriate course of action.

Patent – Post Grant Proceedings and Strategies

The attorneys at Wood Herron & Evans have experience in all aspects of patent practice.  This includes not only patent prosecution, patent licensing, and patent litigation, but also existing post grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), such as Reissuance, Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reexamination, and Interference.  The recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act creates several new types of  USPTO Post Grant proceedings, namely, Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review, Supplemental Examination, Transitional Business Method Patent Review, and Derivation Proceedings.  These Post Grant Proceedings have as their main purpose the ability of interested parties to challenge the validity of a  patent without having to resort to more costly patent infringement court actions.

Wood Herron & Evans has established a practice group to focus on the complexities of these existing and new USPTO Post Grant proceedings, and how they interface with traditional patent litigation.  We expect that this practice group will be of great benefit to our clients, by enabling our clients to fully consider all of the available options for protecting their patent rights and their product lines, so that we can guide them toward the most appropriate course of action.

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