Interplay between patent office postgrant challenges and district court patent infringement cases
Justin J. Hasford
Erin M. Sommers
254th ACS National Meeting - Washington, D.C.
"Recent Developments Regarding Post-Grant Challenges at the United States Patent & Trademark Office"
The America Invents Act provides inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings (PGR) as means of challenging patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Often challengers will attack patents simultaneously in IPR and PGR proceedings and in district court patent infringement cases. This presentation will explore the interplay between such challenges and discuss strategies for successfully defending patent rights against such attacks.