Overview

Patent litigation, whether enforcing patent rights or defending claims of infringement, is full of traps for the unwary. Some cases can be easily resolved with good early analysis, while others require extensive proceedings, trials, and appeals. Our skilled patent trial attorneys have extensive experience in every aspect of patent litigation. We represent a diverse group of clients from start-up businesses to multinational companies. Our cases range from complex multi-party, multi-patent industry-wide battles to smaller, less-complex cases in which the issues and the proper business resolution can turn on one or two key factors. We approach each case individually to achieve our clients’ unique business goals and offer practical and scalable representation.

We are experienced in complex federal court lawsuits and are ready to take such lawsuits to trial. Indeed, we start thinking about how a case can and will be tried from the very first discussions with our clients. We also look for strategic exit points along the way where an early resolution consistent with a client's business goals may be possible. Because of our business goals focus, we look for value-added opportunities to end the uncertainty of the dispute with the best deal possible, often by developing a creative resolution strategy.

Disputed Patent Proceedings in the USPTO

We are also well versed in USPTO proceedings to challenge patent validity, now a frequent aspect of patent litigation. We help clients challenge patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and defend client patents challenged in the PTAB, whether in an inter partes review (IPR), post grant review (PGR), or covered business method patents (CBM) proceeding. In comparison to federal court litigation, a USPTO proceeding can provide a relatively inexpensive and efficient strategy for a client to challenge the validity of an issued patent. These proceedings are decided by subject matter experts – as opposed to judges and juries – which can make the results more predictable. Stinson has a deep bench of patent litigators admitted to practice before the USPTO who can serve as lead counsel in Post Grant litigation. Our team has relevant experience in PTAB proceedings covering subject matter ranging from chemistry and biotechnology to medical devices to computing and computer security to mechanical arts.

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Representative Technologies & Industries

Representative Technologies & Industries

  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Apparel design
  • Biotechnology
  • Boat design
  • Chemical processes and chemistry
  • Composite materials
  • Computer hardware, software, and systems technology
  • Construction equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Card technologies
  • Ergonomic devices
  • Food technology
  • Industrial pneumatic valves
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical devices and technology
  • Medical devices
  • Mobile phones and cellular networks
  • Online locator systems
  • Online printing and publishing systems
  • Pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals
  • Photographic equipment
  • Printing and carbonless paper
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Railroad car equipment
  • Soil remediation
  • Sporting goods and recreational equipment
  • Vehicle braking and suspension systems
  • VoIP networks
  • Voting equipment
  • Waste water treatment facilities
  • Weather alert systems
  • Web-based business methods
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