Post-Grant Proceedings on the Rise: Effective Tips to Upgrade Your Patent Toolbox

Broadcast Date: Monday, July 18, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Communications Law
Travis Ribar
Adam Smoot
Matthew C. Phillips
Darcy L. Jones


About Sughrue Mion, PLLC

Sughrue Mion is a leading global intellectual property firm, helping thousands of companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law since 1957. Sughrue’s practice is focused solely on intellectual property law, and the firm has helped its clients secure more patents than any other U.S. patent firm. Many of Sughrue’s attorneys have worked as Examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 95 percent of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice before the USPTO. Sughrue brings unmatched experience in patent interference proceedings and Post Grant Review, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. This expertise provides the firm’s clients with a clear advantage navigating the new America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to their legal expertise, Sughrue’s attorneys have technical and scientific backgrounds ranging from biosimilars to nanotechnology, allowing for a true understanding of their clients’ businesses and business challenges.  For more information, please visit


About Maschoff Brennan

Maschoff Brennan is a full-service intellectual property and commercial litigation law firm with offices in Park City and Salt Lake City and Orange County. Maschoff Brennan’s attorneys focus on patent and trademark prosecution, IP and complex litigation (including patent, trademark, copyright, and securities litigation and counseling), post-grant patent proceedings, IP/technology opinions and investigations, licensing and transactions, and IP portfolio management. Maschoff Brennan’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, individual inventors, startups, and world-renowned universities. Visit for more information.


About Renaissance IP Law Group LLP

Renaissance IP Law Group LLP is a boutique patent law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and with an office adjacent the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.  Unlike traditional law firms that leverage the work of inexperienced associate attorneys, Renaissance consists of experienced lawyers only, and they enjoy actively working their cases.  Renaissance has a modern organization without the large overhead of traditional law firms.  Renaissance lawyers specialize in all types of proceedings and matters before the PTO, from patent applications to post-issuance proceedings, such as reexaminations, reissues, and inter partes reviews.  The attorneys at Renaissance have worked on over 100 high-stakes PTO post-issuance proceedings.


About Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP is a national law firm primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation.  Our practice encompasses all areas of litigation, including antitrust, banking, complex financial products, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, employment practices, entertainment, environmental, family law, general corporate and commercial, government affairs and strategic counsel, insurance recovery, intellectual property, international disputes, investigations and white collar defense, mass tort and product liability, real estate and securities.  The firm's real estate and corporate groups handle transactions of substantial complexity and size.  Our clients include leading companies in the high-tech, manufacturing, chemical, computer, energy, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, as well as major hedge funds, private equity firms, commercial banks, real estate developers and investors, regulated utilities and individuals.   Our lawyers have been recognized by, among others, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Law360 and Lawdragon for excellence in their fields.