Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.

Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Consumer Law
Christopher P. Carroll
Heather Petruzzi
Michael T. Siekman
Richard F. Giunta
Eugene T. Perez
Claus Elmeros
Sander van Rijnswou, PhD, LLB


About Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.


About WilmerHale

WilmerHale is a leading international law firm with more than 200 attorneys focused on intellectual property matters in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in providing comprehensive solutions to the intellectual property business challenges that face companies at all stages of growth and in every aspect of their business that involves the acquisition, exploitation or protection of intellectual property.  WilmerHale has been deeply involved in patent litigation since the battle between Amgen and Genetics Institute over EPO in the 1980s. Since that time, the firm has represented clients such as Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Becton Dickinson in many of the landmark patent cases in these industries.


About Wolf Greenfield

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is the largest New England-based law firm focused solely on intellectual property (IP) law. The firm’s lawyers are technical and legal specialists at the forefront of their fields supporting leading companies, inventors, and research facilities with a full range of intellectual property portfolio management including patent, copyright and trademark acquisition, prosecution and litigation; opinions and strategic counseling; trade dress protection; intellectual property audits and due diligence; and licensing and other issues related to commercialization of intellectual property. Now in its ninth decade, Wolf Greenfield continues to represent innovators in the fields of biotechnology, chemical & materials technologies, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, electrical & computer technologies, mechanical technologies, medical devices, and consumer products. Learn more at


About Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

Since 1976, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch, LLP (BSKB) has been providing a full range of intellectual property law services to clients in the areas of patent prosecution, post-grant review, litigation, ITC litigation, opinions and counseling, trademarks, design patents and licensing. BSKB’s knowledgeable attorneys and agents hold advanced degrees and are experienced in the fields of chemistry, electronics and IT, mechanical engineering and life sciences/biotechnology.

BSKB believes in offering every client quality, personalized service, and are committed to educating clients to help them make the most of their intellectual property. BSKB has a rich tradition of offering seminars on intellectual property law that have been attended by practitioners from around the world.



HØIBERG A/S is a full service patent and trademark company providing services within the fields of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), including Patents, Trademarks and Designs, Innovation Management, Technology Transfer and Business Development

HØIBERG A/S was founded in 1995 by Susanne Høiberg as a life sciences patent firm. Since its foundation, HØIBERG has undergone rapid development. In 2006 the company merged with Elmeros Patents, thereby acquiring substantial IP rights expertise within the fields of electronics and mechanics.

The company now employs about 40 highly qualified people at offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. All of the patent attorneys at HØIBERG hold degrees from international universities and work in all fields of technology, ranging from biotechnology and medico-technology, through mechanical technologies, physics, electronics, optics and software to manufacturing technology and mechanical technologies.

HØIBERG’s clients include a wide range of national and international companies, start-up companies and researchers from the universities and hospitals.


About DeltaPatents

DeltaPatents is a full-service patent attorney firm based in Eindhoven and Leiden—both widely recognized hubs of technology and learning in The Netherlands. Their patent professionals have extensive industrial experience and work exclusively in English for both multinational enterprises and local startups.

They are proud to be the leading educator of the next generation of European patent attorneys and IP administrators. DeltaPatents provide an extensive range of IP training courses that are continuously maintained with the latest law changes, case law, and procedural requirements.