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Patent Office Litigation

Since the implementation of the America Invents Act of 2011, the IP arena has been in a state of flux.  In this environment, our Patent Office Litigation team has emerged as a dominant force, having represented both petitioners and patent owners, in a wide range of the USPTO's technology centers – biotech and chemical, electrical, and mechanical.

Why Sterne Kessler?

  • We filed four of the first ten inter partes reviews at the USPTO.
  • We lead all firms in number of successful final written decisions, with nearly 100% of our completed trials resulting in positive outcomes for firm clients.
  • We lead the pack in institution success. When representing petitioners, Sterne Kessler obtains institution at a rate of 81%, significantly higher than the average rate of 76%.
  • When representing patent owners, Sterne Kessler has trial denied at a rate of 28%, well above the average of 23%.
  • Sterne Kessler is second in terms of the number of representations, with involvement in 256+ post-grant challenges.

Sterne Kessler is experienced in all proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including:

(3) Patent Office Litigation - We Wrote the Book.

Patent Office Litigation - We Wrote the Book.
A Case Study:

Patent Office Litigation - We Wrote the Book.

Our book Patent Office Litigation is a two-volume set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act.


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