Banner & Witcoff has a premier Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice. We are PTAB counsel to the world’s most innovative companies. We have been recognized as a top filer of inter partes review (IPRs) petitions. And, we have been at it since the beginning: our firm obtained the first ever full denial of an IPR institution (IPR2012-00041), and we are a founding member of the PTAB Bar Association. Our expertise also uniquely extends from utility patents to design patents (see IPR2017-00620, IPR2017-00621), with a breadth few firms can rival.
Over the years, Banner & Witcoff has developed an efficient and successful approach to PTAB matters. We structure our PTAB teams to maximize efficiency, value, and quality for our clients. Our well-rounded teams include former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent examiners and federal court clerks, patent prosecutors, seasoned litigators, and experienced appellate attorneys. We employ expert peer reviewers at the outset, and we engage our trial attorneys in aggressive mock trials, to battle test legal and technical theories and strengthen our client’s positions before they reach the PTAB. We are proud to share some of the successful outcomes that have followed.
Please contact any member of Banner & Witcoff’s PTAB Committee for more information: Frederic M. Meeker (co-chair), Justin M. Philpott (co-chair), Katie L. Becker, Michael S. Cuviello, John Harris Curry, Craig W. Kronenthal, Christopher L. McKee, Robert H. Resis, Charles W. Shifley, Jason S. Shull, J. Pieter van Es and Bradley J. Van Pelt.