Patexia, an intellectual property company that performs analytical studies for IP-related issues, named Buchanan as the best performing law firm representing patent owners. Patexia’s report indicated that Buchanan’s Patent Office Litigation Practice Group has a success rate of 80% in defending patents challenged in IPR proceedings.
An inter partes review (IPR) is an adversarial proceeding conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in which a third party petitioner challenges the validity of an issued patent. In the last five years, IPRs have become a popular choice for contesting the validity of issued patents. According to the PTAB’s most recent statistics, over 7,300 IPR petitions have been filed since September 2012. IPRs serve as a faster, more cost-efficient alternative to contesting the validity of issued patents in district courts.
“We are honored to be named by Patexia, once again, as one of the best performing law firms in IPR proceedings,” said Todd Walters, Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice. “I’m extremely proud of our attorneys who continue to deliver for our clients in all inter partes disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.”
Read Patexia’s report here.