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Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post-Grant Proceedings (PGP)

The inter partes review and post-grant proceedings team at Faegre Baker Daniels guides clients through the complex process of patent review at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We design and pursue a post-grant strategy best suited to protecting clients’ innovations and achieving their core business objectives.

Initiating IPR and Post-Grant Proceedings

The U.S. patent system changed significantly with passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, legislation designed to improve patent quality and economize litigation. Among other changes, the AIA made available inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method review (CBM) proceedings, which can be efficient and effective mechanisms for challenging patents. These proceedings are viable options for defendants facing patent infringement suits or for companies that wish to assertively monitor claims to IP rights in their respective industries or technology sectors.

Experienced IPR and Post-Grant Counsel

Our IPR and post-grant proceedings team has significant experience and expertise counseling clients in all aspects of these proceedings, including evaluation, filing and litigation. We represent both petitioners and patent owners in numerous post-grant matters involving diverse technologies and industries.

We have litigated IPRs for clients such as:

  • Graco Minnesota
  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • Pella Corporation
  • Primera Technology
  • Seagate Technology
  • Target Corporation
  • W.L. Gore & Associates

Our team has also represented the following clients in ex parte and inter partes reexaminations before the Central Reexamination Unit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

  • Crocs Inc.
  • JDS Uniphase Corporation
  • Studer Professional Audio Systems, a subsidiary of Harman
  • TSI Inc.

Coordinated Patent Review Strategy

Our depth of experience includes working independently on behalf of clients as well as within the context of joint defense groups involving multiple parties before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Evaluating the potential effects of post-grant proceedings on related litigation, including stays and estoppel, is a critical component of our practice.

Contact



Victor P. Jonas, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7611
Daniel M. Lechleiter, Indianapolis
+1 317 237 1070
Walter C. Linder, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 8801
William S. Meyers, Indianapolis
+1 317 237 1157
Joel D. Sayres, Denver
+1 303 607 3589
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