• Intellectual Property: Efficiencies in Patent Post-Grant Proceedings
  • June 2, 2017 | Authors: Karissa F. Blyth; Ann G. Fort; Robert R.L. Kohse; Peter G. Pappas
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Atlanta Office
  • Partnering Perspectives


    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created post-grant proceedings to challenge the validity of US patents without resorting to litigation in federal district courts. In their article for the Summer 2017 edition of Partnering Perspectives, Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s Ann Fort, Peter Pappas, Karissa Blyth, Robert Kohse and Steffan Finnegan report that domestic and foreign companies can take advantage of post-grant proceedings to cost-effectively challenge issued US patents.