Area of focus

Post-Grant Proceedings

Pioneering the way in post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), we represent clients as both petitioner and patent owner in post grant proceedings across a wide range of industries. 

Post-Grant Proceedings (PGP) has changed the way patent litigation is conducted in the United States, and now...

Representative experience

Represented Amgen in inter partes review proceeding relating to patents covering chemotherapy products. We successfully preserved a commercially valuable patent claim. Appeal pending.

Represented Leachman Cattle in the very first post-grant proceeding through to oral arguments, in which we successfully knocked out all prior art invalidity grounds.

Represented Mercedes-Benz in connection with multiple inter partes review proceedings, including implementing novel approaches to coordinate IPR strategy with reexamination strategy.

Represented Merck in inter partes review proceedings challenging the validity of the world’s top selling vaccine patent; after oral argument and written decision, we invalidated 21 patent claims.

Represented Sandbox Logistics in a a derivation proceeding before the USPTO to challenge a competitor’s patent application. This derivation proceeding was only the seventh.

Leveraged the filing of five IPRs for Ricoh at a strategic time in corresponding district court litigation, causing patent owner Round Rock Research to settle the litigation on favorable terms for our client.

Represented Depomed in IPR proceedings before the PTAB upholding the validity of all challenged claims. This representation was one the first instances of a generic pharmaceutical company seeking IPR actions.

Achieved a stay of corresponding E.D.VA district court proceedings, followed by settlement on favorable terms for T-Mobile, after filing IPRs against all asserted patents in the early stages of the litigation.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Patents - Patent litigation - Japan LimeGreen IP

In Japan, the Intellectual Property High Court (IPHC) established in 2005 has jurisdiction to handle intellectual property cases as second instance, and registered IP cases appealed against ...

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Published Works

FTC v. Qualcomm: Court Requires Licensing of Standard Essential Patents to Competitors IPWatchdog

Joe Raffetto and Daniel Graulich helped author an IPWatchdog article titled "FTC v. Qualcomm: Court Requires Licensing of Standard Essential Patents to Competitors."

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Published Works

Here's What The Next Congress Might Do On Patents Law360

Celine Crowson discussed patent enforcement in the Law360 article titled "Here's What The Next Congress Might Do On Patents."

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Media Mention

U.S. Supreme Court SAS ruling: a 'mess' for IPRs World Intellectual Property Review

Celine Crowson is quoted in a World Intellectual Property Review article titled "U.S. Supreme Court SAS ruling: a 'mess' for IPRs."

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Hogan Lovells Publications

PTAB: Tribal sovereign immunity does not provide a basis to terminate IPRs LimeGreen IP News

On February 23, 2018, in a much-anticipated decision, the PTAB ruled that tribal sovereign immunity could not be used to shield certain Allergan Inc. (“Allergan”) patents from...

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