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Our firm’s attorneys and technical staff have a broad range of scientific and engineering expertise to optimize strategy and results in all forums.

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Merchant & Gould has successfully challenged and defended many patents at the PTO using a variety of post grant procedures.

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Browse applicable statutes and regulations related to inter partes review proceedings, reexaminations and other post grant proceedings.

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Recording of

A complimentary recording of the recent “Current Developments in Inter Partes Review” CLE is now available to view on demand for credit (where applicable) and for informational purposes.

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When Brett Favre joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2009, the aged quarterback joked that all he had to do was hand the ball off to the talented running back Adrian Peterson. Similarly, in inter partes reviews (IPRs) it might be tempting to just hand off the closest prior art to the expert Patent Trial and Appeals Board to invalidate the challenged claims. That could be a costly mistake. Here are some fundamentals to keep in mind when preparing a petition for IPRs.

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