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WEBCAST RECORDING: Post-Grant Review - An Increasingly Important Tool for Challenging Competitors' Patents

November 9, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT


Learn why it is more important than ever to keep an eye on competitors' newly issued patents.

Legally Live WebcastPost-Grant Review (PGR) provides an attractive tool to neutralize threats from patents issued under the America Invents Act (AIA), but you have to act fast.  A Post-Grant Review petition must be filed within nine months of the patent’s issuance.  Given this timing, savvy patent and business owners now know it is crucial to continually assess threats in order to preserve PGR opportunities.  

What you will learn at this webcast:

  • What is a PGR? 
  • How does a PGR differ from other types of patent challenges, including inter partes review?
  • How can I take advantage of a PGR to protect against emerging threats to freedom to operate?
  • Why is it important to act quickly in assessing threats from patents issued under the AIA?
  • How can I maintain vigilance over competitors' portfolios?
  • What are my options if I see patents that may be of concern?
Lawrence Cogswell

Lawrence Cogswell, Ph.D.

Larry's practice focuses on litigating patent infringement cases before the district courts and on appeal to the Federal Circuit.  A former Federal Circuit law clerk, Larry has represented companies large and small, in cases ranging in complexity from the assertion of a single patent to over a dozen patents, often with the counterassertion of multiple patents by the defendant.  More...

Tim Meagher

Tim Meagher

Tim has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technical areas, such as clean technology, telecommunications, and electrical engineering. He has handled contested matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including post-grant proceedings such as Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and trademark oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  More...