IPR & Post-Grant Procedures

For many clients where patent litigation is pending or expected, inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) have become quicker and more cost-effective alternatives or adjuncts to court proceedings. The Beem Team is experienced in these new Patent Office procedures, which can be initiated after a patent is granted. Time limitations may apply, so contact us immediately.

Why File for Inter Partes Review (IPR)?

IPRs allow for filing a petition challenging the validity of a patent in view of prior art patents or printed publications. IPRs have started to change the landscape of patent practice, as they are being filed at an exponential rate. In many cases, IPRs provide a cost-effective and quick alternative to challenge the validity of a patent, by invalidating patent claims that are anticipated or would have been obvious over the prior art. Claims that survive review, however, can become stronger because the challenger may be stopped from repeating losing arguments in court. Why File for Post-Grant Review (PGR)?

Why File for Post-Grant Review (PGR)?

Post-grant review (PGR) is a trial proceeding to review the patentability of one or more claims in a patent on any ground that could be raised under grounds of invalidity. A post-grant review may be instituted upon a showing that it is more likely than not that at least one claim challenged is unpatentable.

There are other ways our Chicago patent attorneys can assist with your intellectual property needs as well. Feel free to contact us for more information on how Beem Law can help you today!