Our group is a leader in post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), having filed and defended numerous patent challenges pursuant to the relatively new inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings. Trusted by industry leaders such as Honeywell International, Sealed Air Corporation, InVue Security Products, and Navico Inc., among others, our experience and results in post-grant proceedings speak for themselves.
Alston & Bird is one of the few firms that can tout proven expertise in district court proceedings, International Trade Commission proceedings, and post-grant proceedings, including IPRs, CBMs, reexaminations, and interferences. This broad experience allows Alston & Bird to manage parallel proceedings effectively, guiding its clients through both litigation and USPTO proceedings. Indeed, our teams are frequently called upon to handle post-grant proceedings in cases involving co-pending complex litigation in the International Trade Commission (ITC) or in district court.
By pairing a highly skilled and experienced litigation team with USPTO practitioners who have expertise before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Alston & Bird can readily and successfully address the diverse requirements of post-grant proceedings, particularly when co-pending litigation is involved. Group members include seasoned district court litigators, experienced ITC counsel, former Federal Circuit clerks, and effective post-grant practitioners.