Morrison & Foerster has a deep and experienced group of attorneys with expertise in patent reexaminations. In the past three years alone, we have filed or prosecuted over 80 reexaminations. In these reexaminations, our attorneys have represented third-party requesters seeking to initiate reexamination, as well as patent owners defending patents in reexamination.
Our experience in reexaminations is not limited to ex parte reexamination. Our IP lawyers are currently working on over a dozen inter partes reexaminations for clients.
Reexaminations require a unique combination of scientific, patent, and litigation expertise. Our full-service, collaborative IP practice provides our reexamination teams with the expertise needed to handle matters in fields such as biotechnology, chemistry, communications, electronics, and software. Each reexamination team draws from our pool of world-class scientists, engineers, patent prosecutors, and trial lawyers to create a sound strategy for every matter.
Our clients include DexCom, Echostar, The Motion Picture Association of America, Mitsubishi, Novartis, Scantibodies, and Yamaha. Two notable reexamination victories are In re Swanson and In re Amado.
Law360 IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013
The Recorder Three IP Litigators named 2012 Attorney of the Year by The Recorder.
Chambers USA 2016 National: Intellectual Property National: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) California: Intellectual Property California: Intellectual Property (Patent Prosecution) New York: Technology & Outsourcing Washington D.C.: Intellectual Property (Litigation) Washington D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing
Chambers Global 2016 Global: Intellectual Property Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property China: Intellectual Property: International Firms Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms United States: Intellectual Property (Patent) United States: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 2011 Asia Pacific Awards: Japan – International Firm of the Year Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property China: Intellectual Property: International Firms
Legal 500 US 2016 Copyright Patent Litigation: ITC Patent Litigation: Full Coverage Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing Patent: Prosecution (Including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Trade Secrets Trademarks: Litigation
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015 China: Foreign Firms Hong Kong Japan: International Firms and Joint Ventures
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2015 National: IP Litigation (Tier 1) National: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) National: Patent Law (Tier 1) Los Angeles: IP Litigation (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: IP Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Diego: Patent Law (Tier 1) San Francisco: IP Litigation (Tier 1) San Francisco: Patent Litigation (Tier 1) San Francisco: Patent Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: IP Litigation (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
The National Law Journal 2015 IP Hot List
Benchmark Litigation Awards 2014 Intellectual Property Firm of the Year California Firm of the Year National Impact Case Award
IAM Patent 1000 2016 California: Litigation (Gold) California: Transactions(Highly Recommended) California: Prosecution Hong Kong: Litigation & Transactions International Japan: Litigation and Licensing (Highly Recommended) National: Transactions National: Litigation Washington D.C.: Litigation
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013
IP Firm of the Year
BTI Litigation Outlook “IP VIP” (2015) “IP Litigation Powerhouse” (2014)
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