Helping clients navigate the new post-grant landscape

Passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 ushered in a number of changes to the U.S. patent system, including new rules that expand opportunities for challenging patents after they are granted. Specialized procedural knowledge is essential to fully leverage these opportunities. L&A has proven expertise in this area, whether you are challenging another party’s patent or looking to strengthen a patent previously granted to you.

What we do

  • Represent clients in post-grant review and inter parte review proceedings to challenge the patentability of claims
  • Help enhance previously granted patents with expert support for ex parte reexamination proceedings
  • Advise and support clients in supplemental examination proceedings, often a precursor to ex parte reexamination

Professionals

John N. Anastasi

John N. Anastasi

Partner

617-395-7001

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Sarah M. Gates

Partner

617-395-7027

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Ann Lamport Hammitte

Partner

617-395-7019

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Peter C. Lando

Partner

617-395-7002

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Cathy McCarty

Catherine M. McCarty

Partner

617-395-7087

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Keith F. Noe

Partner

617-395-7039

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Nicole A. Palmer

Partner

617-395-7009

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Robert A. Skrivanek, Jr.

Partner

617-395-7014

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Craig R. Smith

Partner

617-395-7081

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Thomas M. Sullivan

Partner

617-395-7024

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Thomas P. McNulty

Counsel

617-395-7040

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Eric P. Carnevale

Associate

617-395-7045

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Gregory K. Gerstenzang

Associate

617-395-7048

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Nathan Harris

Associate

617-395-7013

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Regina C. McCarthy

Associate

617-395-7080

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David M. Roccio

Associate

617-395-7078

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