The Post-Grant Appellate Group handles decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Unlike a patent application, the PTAB reviews post-grant proceedings, without prior review by the examining corps at the U.S. Patent Office. Once the PTAB issues a decision, Merchant & Gould’s Post-Grant Appellate Group brings a combination of proficiency and inventiveness to obtain positive outcomes in appeals of PTAB decisions.  PTAB decisions are appealed directly to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), where Merchant & Gould has a long history of success.  The attorneys in Merchant & Gould’s Post-Grant Appellate Group offer technical expertise and in-depth appellate experience.  This combination is particularly well-suited to navigate appeals that are technical in nature.  The Merchant & Gould Post-Grant Appellate Group equips each appeal with a team of attorneys to provide their clients with the best possible representation.  The group contains former Federal Circuit clerks, former patent examiners, and seasoned intellectual property litigators to provide effective advocacy on each proceeding before the CAFC.  Our attorneys counsel clients on the likelihood of success, efficiently navigate through the appeal process, and deliver the best possible outcome for clients, to help them achieve their business objective.