Post-Grant Proceedings

Rocket Docket Patent Office Validity Trials

Built from the best of our patent prosecutors and litigators, our Post-Grant Proceedings Team has handled more than 215 inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM), and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings. Our attorneys have achieved an industry-leading track record of successfully handling these matters – both for post-grant petitioners challenging patents, and patent owners defending their patents. According to the Institutional Success Index (ISIX), as of February 2019, Kilpatrick Townsend’s team is one of the most effective law firms on both sides of the PTAB aisle – ranking 25th most effective when representing petitioners and 10th most effective when representing patent owners. The ISIX is a scoring mechanism developed by Unified Patents that is based on how successful a law firm has been in attacking or defending patents on behalf of its clients in post-grant proceedings. Kilpatrick Townsend is one of only 12 firms ranked in the top-25 on both offense and defense.

IPR and PGR proceedings introduce court-like elements to USPTO proceedings, injecting new strategic considerations and requiring additional experience and skill sets for effective USPTO advocacy. Therefore, our Post-Grant Proceedings Team includes not only patent prosecutors with deep reexamination experience, but also patent litigators having vast experience in federal court proceedings involving patents in all areas of technology. Our reputation for focused and efficient discovery, courtroom‏ mastery, insightful cross examinations, and winning oral arguments makes us uniquely qualified when handling IPR and PGR proceedings.

GOALS ARE COMPLETED IN 1 YEAR – 18 MONTHS AND SO FAR THE PATENT OFFICE IS MOSTLY ON TRACK.