Venable's PTO Contested Proceedings Group is dedicated to representing both patent challengers and patent owners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Our multidisciplinary post-grant lawyers offer backgrounds and experience that meet the demands of PTAB practice.
Our team includes seasoned patent litigators with successful track records before the U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as and numerous registered USPTO practitioners experienced in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO—including reissues, re-exams, and interferences—and arguing appeals before the PTAB and its predecessor.
We have handled interferences in all technology areas and are familiar with all aspects of the practice, including count formulation, motion practice, discovery, and settlement. We have also been involved in the review of PTO interference decisions (in both civil actions under 35 U.S.C. 146 and direct appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), inter partes reviews (IPR), post-grant reviews (PGR), and covered business method (CMB) reviews.
Post Issuance Challenges
Venable's post-grant attorneys offer the technical expertise, prosecution knowledge, and litigation skills necessary for effective advocacy before the PTAB. We handle all phases of PTAB practice, from petition filing to oral hearing, and Federal Circuit appeal and decision. We have a winning record before the PTAB at both the institution stages, having obtained institution of over 80% of the IPR petitions filed by the firm. In addition, we have obtained cancellation of over 95% of instituted claims that reached a final written decision.
With our expertise and experience, Venable can provide the most effective and efficient representation before the PTAB. For us, there is no learning curve.
Interferences and Derivation Proceedings
We are one of the country's leading firms in this specialized area of the law. We have handled interferences in all technology areas including chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, computers, electronics and optics to name a few, and are familiar with all aspects of the practice including count formulation, motion practice, discovery and settlement. We have also been involved in the review of PTO interference decisions both in civil actions under 35 U.S.C. 146 and direct appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Consumer products
- Financial institutions
- Manufacturing processes
- Medical devices
- Research institutions
- Sporting goods