Patent litigation has changed. With the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, almost every patent litigation matter now includes post grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). These proceedings, once called a "death squad" for patents, allow companies to challenge the validity of patents before specialized Administrative Patent Judges at the PTAB.
Capital Legal Group has extensive experience representing patent holders in challenges to their patents at the PTAB. Capital Legal Group has successfully defended patents in both Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings. Capital Legal Group's attorneys have the technical backgrounds and patent experience to help clients successfully navigate the ever-changing landscape of post grant proceedings.
Capital Legal Group works with potential clients to determine their best options in responding to post grant proceedings. This includes working with clients to determine if alternative billing arrangements are appropriate. We offer competitive hourly rates and are also the only law firm of which we are aware that offers IPR services on a contingency basis. If you as a client are at risk of losing money due to the outcome of an IPR, shouldn’t your attorney be at risk too if they think they can be successful? We agree.