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Areas Of Expertise

Patent Procurement

Overly broad patents are difficult to enforce and easy to defeat. We ensure every patent specification provides rich and detailed descriptions of all potential alternative implementations to craft patent coverage that blocks competitors from a given space.

Post-Grant Proceedings

Our team has handled some of the highest stakes post-grant matters ever adjudicated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, often running into the billions of dollars. We regularly serve as lead counsel for both challengers and patent owners.

Patent and Trade Secret Litigation

Our enforcement campaigns have included infringement suits in the United States, Europe and Asia involving both patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation. Most cases involved co-pending oppositions and inter parties review proceedings before foreign and domestic patent offices.

We’re unique among small patent firms in our team’s extraordinary breadth of intellectual property experience and expertise.


Areas of Expertise Meet Our Team

Industry Accolades

Industry Recognition

The phenomenal Greg H. Gardella is extremely experienced in the post-grant space and a dynamic all-round patent consultant.

IAM | Recognition
He is able to synthesise legal solutions for his clients from all angles – anyone who knows Greg knows he is wicked smart.

IAM | Recognition
Greg H Gardella has taken the lead on many of the higher-profile inter partes reviews. A former Irell, Fish and Oblon lawyer, he has real pedigree and an incredible depth of knowledge.

IAM | Recognition

Updates

Greg Gardella To Speak at USPTO

President Greg Gardella has been invited to speak at the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 1, 2020.

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The Big Data Analysis Movement

A good big data analytics prosecutor will benefit from developing a network of field experts for cross-collaboration in describing the applicant’s infrastructure.

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What’s A Reasonable Opinion For A Reasonable Royalty?

Cook Alciati joined Dr. David Blackburn of NERA Economic Consulting for a live webinar on February 20th as part of NERA’s Insights series.

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Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO.org) Presentation

An opposing party’s decision to challenge a patent’s validity is often based on perceived weaknesses identified in the description and claims. Thus, a strong defense begins when preparing the originally filed patent.

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