Whether your company needs help enforcing its patent rights against third parties or defending against claims of patent infringement, our attorneys have the experience and dedication necessary to protect your company’s most valued technology. We have represented numerous clients from a variety of industries in patent lawsuits in U.S. District Court litigation, International Trade Commission, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) administrative proceedings, including inter partes reviews and ex parte reexaminations.
Our patent litigation attorneys not only understand patent law, but the science involved as well. AGG’s patent litigators have handled matters involving a wide range of technologies, including life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, dietary supplement, mechanical, computer and software, telecommunications, video, manufacturing, and consumer products industries. They use that experience to find solutions in patent disputes that match the client’s objectives and needs. When litigation arises, we will work to identify the strategy that best meets the needs of the client, whether it is licensing, reexamination, seeking preliminary injunctive relief, or other available options.
When circumstances call for it, we work closely with our FDA and International practice groups and are particularly well-versed in the unique challenges that these clients face. International clients are typically wary of U.S. litigation. We work proactively with them to avoid litigation where possible and to manage their expectations while always working toward the best result when litigation occurs.
FDA-regulated companies face unique issues under the Federal Food and Drug Cosmetic Act, such as Hatch Waxman procedures, exclusivity issues, and product approval requirements. Our patent litigation efforts are always coordinated with our regulatory experience to achieve the most effective result possible.
AGG’s appellate attorneys have robust experience practicing before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. The combination of trial and appellate experience, technical expertise, and business understanding enables us to provide an early analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and to present a clear explanation of technical issues to a judge or jury. We think creatively to provide litigation clients, whether plaintiffs or defendants, with cost-effective results.