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POST-GRANT PROCEEDINGS

Our post-grant proceedings attorneys handle all aspects of post-issuance proceedings before the USPTO, for both patent owners and challengers. Benefiting from the strength of our patent prosecutors and litigators, we strategically assist clients with post-grant proceedings created by the America Invents Act (AIA), including inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR), as well as reissues, reexaminations, and supplemental examinations. 

Our attorneys have decades of experience handing post-grant proceedings, including in front of the  Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“Board”) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Setting us aside from many other firms, our post-grant teams include attorneys both with litigation and patent-prosecution experience. Not only do we have the engineering and science backgrounds necessary to analyze complex inventions and prior art, but we have the litigation skills needed to effectively defend and depose expert witnesses, as well as the ability to persuasively present the case to the Administrative Patent Judges on the Board.

Our post-grant attorneys also work collaboratively with our patent litigators. Most often, a post-grant proceeding is but one battle in a larger patent war, likely involving patent litigation (sometimes in multiple jurisdictions) and perhaps other post-grant proceedings. We believe it is essential to keep the entire picture in mind, e.g., developing strategies that might result in stayed litigation or improved claim construction and non-infringement positions for patent challengers, or new patent claims that can be asserted against infringers for patent owners. Post-grant proceedings can also be extremely effective tools in driving settlement.

Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6033

Addressing the patent needs of both large corporate clients and individuals, Thad has worked extensively on patent protection issues for a variety of industries, includin...

Addressing the patent needs of both large corporate clients and individuals...

Thad Blenke
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6030

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and other issues involving the intern...

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters,...

Anthony Blum
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6106

Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property.

Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property.

Matt Braunel
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6299

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of mechanical and electrical arts.

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent app...

Matt Himich
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6304

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes including patent prosecution, IP litigation, Post-Grant Proceedings, trademark, non-inf...

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property d...

David Jinkins
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5082

Sartouk is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk Moussavi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6547

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property litigation.

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property l...

Jonathan Musch
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6284

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, with a strong emphasis on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, and ...

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation,...

Alan Norman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2237

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them...

Michael Parks
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6352

Ben brings a background in electrical and computer engineering to his legal practice, which primarily focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Ben brings a background in electrical and computer engineering to his legal...

Ben Volk, Jr.
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6293

With a mechanical engineering background, experience as a researcher in 3D printing and significant experience as an intellectual property attorney, Clayton brings techni...

With a mechanical engineering background, experience as a researcher in 3D ...

Clayton Zak