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.
Combined with 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 45 AIA proceedings, including 43 IPRs, representing both petitioners and patent owners.