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Top Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings

Why Cooley
  • Top PTAB firm with 300+ inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings
  • 100+ PTO inter partes and ex parte reexams
  • 30+ patents invalidated in the past two years
  • Employ post-grant proceedings as a key strategy for patent litigation defense; regularly obtain stays of concurrent litigation pending PTAB proceedings
  • Track record of swiftly knocking out competitor and third-party patents across a broad range of industries
  • Experience on both sides: equally skilled in invalidating third-party patents and in defending patent challenges brought by competitors
  • Significant experience addressing issues concerning whether certain documents qualify as prior art, secondary considerations as evidence of patentability and real-party-in-interest and privity defenses
  • Particularly skilled in briefings and oral hearings before the PTAB/BPAI, PTO petitions and obtaining expert declarations

2021 Litigation Department of the Year finalist– The American Lawyer

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Top five law firm for PTAB proceedings– Docket Navigator

Law Firm Leaderboard Top 3

On its inaugural Law Firm Leaderboard list, Cooley was ranked #3 overall, further spotlighting our large footprint in high-profile litigation.                                  
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Recognition

  • Managing IP: Patent Contentious and PTAB Litigation "IP Star" 
  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation (2016)
  • Docket Navigator: Top 5 Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings and Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation Defense 
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year 
  • Legal 500 US: Patent Litigation 
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firm 
Group contacts
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Orion Armon  Partner Colorado
Mark Weinstein  Partner Palo Alto
Phillip Morton  Partner Washington, DC
Frank Pietrantonio  Senior Counsel Reston
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