Morgan Lewis has the technical knowledge, dispute experience, and established Washington, DC, presence to handle all types of post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including reexaminations, reissue applications, inter partes reviews, covered business method patent reviews, derivation proceedings, and post-grant reviews.
Our team has a long history of handling adversarial proceedings at the USPTO, including appeals, reissues, and reexaminations. We also have experience litigating complex patent matters, including routinely arguing before courts and administrative panels and taking and defending depositions. In fact, we have handled post-grant proceedings since their institution, including the second-ever inter partes review argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). More recently, we have had a number of inter partes reviews and covered business method reviews dismissed by the PTAB.
In addition to having offices in major technology hubs, we have an established presence near the USPTO in Washington.
All of our patent lawyers and agents have technical or science degrees, and many hold advanced degrees. A number of our lawyers also have worked in the industry and as USPTO examiners.
Our technical experience crosses many disciplines, including electrical, computer hardware and software, business methods (including e-commerce and financial services), mechanical, life sciences (biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), specialty chemicals, medical devices, diagnostics, semiconductors, clean technology, financial technology, and consumer products.
Our team has a proven record of success, including