Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

Post-Grant Proceedings

The America Invents Act introduced new proceedings for challenging or modifying granted patents outside of litigation, providing opportunities for patent challengers and presenting significant risks for patent owners. As these proceedings are decided in the Patent Office by the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, success depends on experience before the Board. WAVS IP attorneys have the requisite experience to assist you with the planning, execution, and resolution of post-grant proceedings. Whether you are challenging or defending, we can assist you with:

  • Inter Partes Review
  • Post-Grant Review
  • Ex Parte Re-examination
  • Reissue
  • Post-Grant Validity Review of Covered Business Method Patents
  • Collaboration with litigation counsel in Patent Trials and/or in parallel proceedings in federal courts
  • Strategic counseling with respect to the impact of Patent Trials on related patents and/or pending applications
  • Management of complex patent portfolios in concert with Patent Trials
  • Assessment of the risks and benefits of challenging competitors’ patents in Patent Trials

Your Reexaminations & Reissues team

Ko-Fang Chang, Partner
John F. Griffith, Partner
Scott L. McMillan, Partner
Babak S. Sani, Partner
Joseph M. Villeneuve, Partner
Jeffrey K. Weaver, Partner
Emily M. Haliday, Of Counsel
Tom Hunter, Of Counsel
Helen S. Baca, Associate
Harold Guo, Associate