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Post-Grant Proceedings

The U.S. patent landscape has undergone dramatic changes. The America Invents Act empowered petitioners by providing several options for challenging issued patents — inter partes review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM), and post-grant review (PGR). Both petitioners and patent owners need to know how and when a petition under the PGR can be enforced. 

Hogan Lovells has a handle on all U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings. Our experience includes handling the first-ever instituted PGR proceeding. And we are one of a very few number of firms with experience in a Derivation proceeding under the new AIA rules. 

Whether you’re a petitioner or patent owner, our experience in patent litigation and patent prosecution can give you a significant advantage in developing strategies for post-grant proceedings.

Representative experience

Represent Mercedes-Benz in connection with multiple past and pending IRP review proceedings before the USPTO, including novel approaches to coordinating IPR strategy with reexamination strategy.

We were hired by a major electronic media company to file an IPR petition on its behalf after it was sued for patent infringement in U.S. district court.

For client DepoMed, we filed patent owner’s responses to patentability in six IPRs, successfully defeating a number of them upon initial review.

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