After a patent has been issued or a trademark has been registered, the following post-grant proceedings are available to modify and/or confirm the scope of protection provided by an issued patent or to challenge the validity of someone else’s issued patent or registered trademark:
- Patent Re-examination: A procedure initiated by a patent owner or a third party to determine whether an issued U.S. patent is valid in light of newly submitted prior art;
- Patent Reissue: A procedure initiated by a patent owner to attempt to broaden or narrow the scope of coverage of an issued U.S. patent;
- Inter Partes Review (IPR): A procedure initiated by a third party to challenge the validity of an issued U.S. patent;
- European Patent Opposition: A procedure initiated by a third party to challenge the validity of an issued European patent; and
- Trademark Cancellation: A procedure initiated by a third party to challenge the validity of a trademark registration.
Our firm’s attorneys are able to represent clients in any of these different types of post-grant proceedings, whether our clients are the patent and trademark owners or the challengers to the patents and trademarks of others.
Our Attorneys Can Help with Post-Grant Proceedings
Whether or not our firm previously represented you or your company, our team of skilled attorneys and knowledgeable staff can assist you from this point in the process. Contact us to learn more about our Post-Grant Proceedings services.