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An alternative to litigation, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings have arisen as a cost-efficient and faster process through which patents and trademarks can be challenged, which has drastically altered the way that questions of intellectual property validity are handled. We represent clients as they navigate the process with a clear strategy that fits your goals.

Our Approach

Whether you find yourself on the defensive end of patent or trademark infringement allegations or are an IP owner whose patent rights may be challenged, our team has insight into the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings to find solutions. We work closely with our clients to develop a clear plan and present a strong case, and because cost-efficiency and speed are our standard operating procedures, we revel in the structure of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings, which can often avoid costly and disruptive litigation.

We have extensive experience in both litigation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and because these proceedings are commonly initiated in conjunction with an existing lawsuit, our attorneys are in the unique position of being able to work closely with you to develop a strategy that effectively complements your litigation strategy.


  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Post-grant review (PGR)
  • Inter partes review (IPR)
  • Covered business method patent review (CBM)