Arqule, Inc. v. Hon. David J. Kappos
Our firm has unparalleled experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the last 10 years alone, our firm has prosecuted more than 21,000 patents to issuance. With nearly 50 experienced attorneys, including many former USPTO Examiners, our prosecution group has successfully prosecuted patents in all technologies including the electronic, chemical, biotechnology and mechanical arts for clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to internet start-ups.
We take pride in preparing patent applications which will help our clients accomplish their real world business objectives. For example, our broad litigation and licensing experience is invaluable in obtaining patents that can be effectively licensed or enforced against infringers. We also advise on the strategic aspects of patent prosecution, helping our clients develop appropriate and cost-effective patent portfolios.
Our patent prosecution practice includes specialized and sophisticated areas that many smaller firms rarely handle. For example, our staff includes several attorneys who are expert in patent interferences, i.e. the inter partes procedure that is still used in the USPTO in some situations to determine priority among competing cases claiming the same invention. Similarly, we have attorneys with substantial experience in prosecuting reissue applications and reexaminations of issued United States patents and a number who have been involved in the more recent IPR proceedings for challenging issued patents.