Post-Grant Proceedings


Crowell & Moring’s post-grant team represents both patent owners and petitioners in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and post-grant reviews (PGRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as related appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our team includes over 40 lawyers with wide-ranging technical backgrounds, including many lawyers with advanced technical degrees. The  team also includes a Former Acting and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent Office, Terry Rea, who was instrumental in helping to establish the PTAB and corresponding federal regulations regarding IPRs and PGRs in her previous role at the U.S. Patent Office.

Collectively, our lawyers have handled hundreds of post-grant proceedings and appeals relating to a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, electrical, mechanical, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail and consumer products, and transportation. See our representative matters for examples of the team’s success, including key wins for patent owners and petitioners.

Post-grant proceedings have become an important consideration in developing any overall offensive or defensive litigation strategy. We understand how and when these procedures can be leveraged to help our clients achieve their business goals.