Mintz Levin represents petitioners and patent owners in IPRs. And while we don’t handle a high volume, we prevail more often than most firms. In fact, while past success is no guarantee of future success, our patent owner clients have prevailed in 92% of the IPRs we have handled on their behalf. And we have preserved validity of claims in 89% of patent owner IPRs which have been instituted, while the industry average is 35% (USPTO IPR statistics as of 7/31/2017).
Our clients trust us to shoulder the burden of their most difficult challenges, and for good reason. The firm’s IPR teams have achieved successful outcomes for companies across a wide range of technology-based industries, including automotive technology, medical technology, ophthalmology, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has made it clear that it won’t simply rubber-stamp issued patents. In fact, the majority of patents challenged before the board have had at least one claim invalidated through these IPR proceedings. But where others see challenges, we see opportunity. If your patent is under threat at the PTAB, or you need to defend yourself from claims of infringement, we will leverage our best strategies for winning on the merits — and our knowledge of the technical ins and outs of the board’s complex procedures — to help you secure an IPR victory.
In addition to IPRs, Mintz Levin also handles the full range of post-grant proceedings.
Visit our resources tab for details about each type of proceeding:
- Post-Grant Review
- Inter Partes Review
- Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods
- Derivation Proceedings
- Ex Parte Reexamination
- Supplemental Examination
These trial proceedings were established with the aim of reducing the time and expense associated with traditional patent litigation. Whether to avoid traditional litigation or to secure a tactical advantage in one or more preexisting patent infringement suits, use of post-grant patent proceedings (and particularly Inter Partes Reviews) will only continue to increase. Because these new proceedings resemble traditional litigation, navigating them successfully requires a broad range of legal skills. Mintz Levin’s collaborative approach, which brings together seasoned litigators and prosecutors with deep technical knowledge, means our clients get the best of both worlds in their IPR and other post-grant proceeding representation.