After the Grant – When a Patent Needs More Work
Post-patent grant proceedings picks up where patent prosecution stops: an issued US patent may require additional correcting, amending or challenging. Errors identified after the issuance of the patent may necessitate filing a reissue application. As the patent owner, you may wish to have the USPTO review it to raise the question of its patentability by ex parte reexamination, perhaps as a proactive measure before an outside party files an inter partes review against your innovation.
Volpe and Koenig is there – to help correct errors in issued patents such as wordings and drawings, and even broaden the original patent when the reissue application is filed within two years of the date of the patent grant. Avoiding litigation is always preferable, and an ex parte reexamination could fill this need by proving the patent again deemed valid, sparing the time and cost required for a full infringement lawsuit.
Giving you room for alterations, corrections, growth and protection from litigation, Volpe and Koenig keeps your issued patents on track during the reissue and reexamination processes.
Getting the Right Fit for Your Patent
Volpe and Koenig has extensive experience not only in patent preparation and filing, but in the potential processes sometimes needed after a patent is granted. Our team understands the highly technical rules that govern the reissue and reexamination processes. Our patent attorneys and agents – with advanced degrees and industry experience in electrical, mechanical, chemical and civil engineering, as well as computer science and the life sciences – ensures a “perfect fit” if a patent reissue or reexamination is sought.
Our Industry Area Strengths
Volpe and Koenig services a broad range of high-tech industries, and we consider the following to be our particular areas of focus for post-patent grant prosecution:
- Wireless Communication
- Medical Devices
- Life Sciences
- Computer Technology
- Technology Transfer
- Optics and Image Processing
- Electrical Components
- Food Technology
- Industrial Manufacturing
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