Michael Best’s Post-Grant Practice has the experience and resources necessary to successfully navigate clients through inter partes review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM), and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings. We have achieved successful outcomes for both petitioners and patent owners and have experience with other post-grant proceedings, including ex parte reexamination.
We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to post-grant proceedings – each client has unique challenges and business objectives. We have a dedicated team providing creative post-grant strategies, litigation prowess, and advanced knowledge in a range of complex technologies. Michael Best has obtained successful results on behalf of clients in a wide variety of industries including advanced manufacturing, appliances, auto parts, computer hardware and software, construction materials, agricultural technology, glass, industrial machinery, medical devices, recreational products, fitness equipment, and tobacco.
Michael Best also has a robust Patent Prosecution practice; many on our team handle both prosecution of, and challenges to, patents and patent portfolios. Our attorneys leverage the experience and subject-matter expertise available through our cutting-edge Patent Engineer, Scientist, and Agent program. Through collaboration with these highly trained professionals, we are able to provide high-level, cost-effective services.
Our Post-Grant Practice is complemented by our well-established Enforcement, Clearance & Defense practice. With a dedicated team of first-chair patent litigators, we have the resources, experience, and technical expertise to handle both proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and any concurrent district court litigation. We are comfortable in the patent office and in the district court providing clients seamless representation in both.