At Vinson & Elkins, our Patent Post Grant Proceedings practice leverages our lawyers’ extensive experience in patent litigation with our Patent Prosecution practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), positioning us to represent our clients in post grant proceedings. Whether the matter involves an AIA proceeding (e.g., Covered Business Method Review (CBM), inter partes review (IPR), or a Post Grant Review) or an ex parte re-examination, our deep bench of patent litigators helps create successful strategies to use before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as any parallel litigation.
our practical industry experience and technical knowledge, our extensive
practice before the USPTO, PTAB, U.S. district courts, and the Federal Circuit
positions V&E to handle virtually any kind of patent challenge. In addition, the majority of our IP lawyers hold
a technical degree in engineering, medicine, and/or the sciences, and thus have
the technical knowledge necessary to handle a vast array of post grant
proceedings. We have 15 lawyers and 1
patent agent registered to practice before the USPTO. Since the statutory creation of AIA
proceedings in 2011, our lawyers have handled 42 AIA proceedings, including 40
IPRs, representing both petitioners and patent owners.