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