Inter Partes Review
Inter partes review proceedings present a unique challenge to a patent holder, but they can be an effective strategy for a petitioner seeking freedom to operate. Our team understands and has experience with inter partes review from both the perspective of a patent owner and a challenger, and regularly assist clients on both sides.
Given the strength of our patent prosecution and patent litigation practices, we are positioned to provide a unique balance of experience and knowledge to guide clients through inter partes review proceedings. Inter partes review proceedings often arise concurrently with litigation, and we understand how to use inter partes review as part of a larger strategy to protect our clients' interests. The overall strategies we develop in collaboration with our clients often result in stayed litigation pending resolution of inter partes reviews, decreased damage exposure, improved claim construction and non-infringement positions, as well as improved overall settlement and dispute resolution prospects.
We also prepare petitions for inter partes review on behalf of our clients for use in negotiating settlements with patent trolls or competitors who are aggressively asserting their patents. We assist clients, using inter partes review, to obtain a rapid and thorough review of a patent's validity as part of a larger strategy to either avoid litigation or significantly reduce the cost of a patent dispute.