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Post-Grant Proceedings

A post-grant proceeding is one that refers to a practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office where a patentee attempts to strengthen an issued patent or a third party challenges the validity of an issued patent after the original prosecution has closed.

Our Focus

ArentFox Schiff’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice group draws on the strength of its patent lawyers and litigators to strategically assist clients with reexaminations, reissues, supplemental examinations, and the new procedures under the America Invents Act to challenge the validity of issued patents using Post Grant Review, Inter-Partes Review and Covered Business Method procedures.

Our Attorneys

ArentFox Schiff’s attorneys can assist clients in strategically planning for defensive patent litigation or to defend against attacks on the validity of their patents by carefully navigating these new rules and procedures. Brief summaries of these post-grant proceedings including both new and old procedures are discussed below.