In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Pepper Hamilton’s Intellectual Property Department is experienced and skilled at advising clients on how to secure patent protection for inventions — and how best to take advantage of the inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) procedures established by the America Invents Act. Pepper is currently handling or has resolved more than 90 IPR matters, and was named by Docket Navigator as one of the top firms in the nation in Patent Trial and Appeal Board matters.
Pepper Hamilton’s IP Team is experienced in counseling, advice and representation when clients want to secure patents — or need to defend patents against a challenge. Pepper’s IP team is also a go-to firm for companies contemplating a challenge to an issued patent. With backgrounds in patent prosecution and/or litigation across many industries, our team members are experienced in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution as well as administrative post-grant reviews of patents: ex parte reexaminations, inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, reissue application, derivation proceedings, and covered business method reviews.
Successful IP counseling calls for attorneys that have the ability to draft, prosecute, and defend client’s patent rights as well as the capability to challenge third party patent rights across a wide spectrum of technologies, especially in the high-tech, biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. Our team includes seasoned attorneys with doctorates in physics, chemistry, and medicine — as well attorneys with advanced degrees in engineering.
Post-grant proceedings are not the right solution for every situation or every client. Our experience in representing both patent owners and patent challengers help clients make informed decisions on how to proceed. For companies seeking to enter a new field or market a new product, we can provide patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. For patent owners, in addition to defending clients in post-grant proceedings, we understand how to use reexamination and reissue options. For the latest developments in post-grant patent review matters, be sure to visit our blog, postgrant-counsel.com.