Patent Office Trials

By combining the strengths of leading practices in USPTO post-grant proceedings with our long history of handling ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, patent litigation, and prosecution with deep technical breadth, our Patent Office Trials attorneys can help you navigate PTAB trial proceedings, including those involving parallel litigation in district court.

Foley’s Patent Office Trials attorneys have:

  • Handled more than 110 post-grant proceedings since the implementation of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) in 2012, including the precedent-setting Idle Free IPR and one of the earliest AIA post-grant proceedings to be decided by the Federal Circuit
  • Prevailed on more than 90 percent of inter partes review (IPR) cases for petitioners that have been instituted and have received a final determination
  • Achieved rare wins for patent owners, including successful defense of the first IPRs involving Orange Book-listed pharmaceutical patents
  • Deep knowledge of underlying technologies across tech centers — ranging from vehicle air conditioning systems, computer systems, and specialized chemicals to DNA sequencing and pharmaceutical products

In addition, they:

  • Offer seamless collaboration between experienced patent attorneys and patent litigators
  • Provide practical knowledge on the ins and outs of USPTO post-grant proceedings to enable clients to avoid costly mistakes
  • Bring significant experience to the table, including in more than 110 inter partes review/covered business method (IPR/CBM) cases, and hundreds of reexamination and interference cases