Since the implementation of the America Invents Act of 2011, post-grant proceedings have become a popular venue for resolving patent disputes. Drawing from their combined experience with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rules and procedures, litigation in district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, SGR’s patent attorneys are uniquely suited for the intricacies of patent office litigation. In fact, since the majority of post-grant review proceedings are related to an infringement case pending in U.S. district court or before the International Trade Commission, our experience with both patent litigation and patent prosecution helps clients successfully navigate the intricacies of post-grant proceedings and avoid taking positions before Patent Trial and Appeal Board that would jeopardize positions taken in other venues.
SGR has represented clients across a wide range of industries as petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. SGR also has also handled numerous ex parte reexaminations on behalf of patent owners and third party requesters.