Intellectual property can be vulnerable throughout its lifecycle. Our team is there every step of the way. For post-grant challenges, you can trust Alston & Bird to handle complicated matters under inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings.
What makes us different from other firms with post-grant practices? Our team is a hybrid of both patent prosecutors and IP trial lawyers, a seamless blend of professionals with the right experience and background to guide you to the right results. Combined with our proficiency in technical and scientific subjects and knowledge of your business, we can solve even the toughest problems.
On one hand, you benefit from the experience of our patent lawyers, agents and specialists, who help develop a strategy for protecting your IP and prepare and file patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
You’re also guided by dedicated IP litigators who have represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country, before the Federal Circuit, other regional circuit courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
When we represent you in post-grant proceedings—including IPRs, PGRs and CBMs and reexaminations, derivations and interferences—we’re bringing all of these skills to the table. We guide you through these litigation-like procedures, including discovery, expert declarations, depositions and oral hearings.
In addition, we’re often called upon and ready and able to represent you in any parallel litigation. We often handle post-grant proceedings in cases involving co-pending complex litigation in district courts and before the ITC.
Inter Partes & Covered Business Method Review
Patent owners and petitioners alike call on Alston & Bird for post-grant challenges that often involve complex technical or scientific issues. When we tackle inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) or covered business method review (CBM) proceedings, we combine the best of our IP trial prowess and our experience prosecuting patents before the USPTO and the PTAB to work for you.