The attorneys at W|N who practice in the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Practice Group have extensive experience and training as scientists, including actual lab and field experience, as well as advanced degrees. Because of their strong work experience and high levels of academic success, our attorneys thoroughly understand the science and can communicate effectively with scientists and inventors in these new and developing technologies. This kind of understanding in turn translates to effective patent protection for even the most complicated technologies.
In a decision that has more twists and turns than the Keystone Cops, the PTAB has granted a patent owner a stay of inter partes reexamination proceedings in favor of inter partes review proceedings. The stay may in the end allow the patent owner to beat the challenger to the Federal Circuit and from there to collection of $38,000,000.