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Covington prosecutes patent applications worldwide across a broad range of industries and technologies. Many of our patent lawyers have advanced technical degrees or have previously held positions as engineers or scientists. Our backgrounds facilitate communication with inventors and an appreciation and understanding of technology.

Patent applications are handled in a proactive, cost-effective manner that recognizes the significance of the technology at the research and development stage and that is consistent with client business objectives such as protecting existing and planned future products, securing markets and operations, and generating new sources of revenue.

Because Covington’s patent attorneys also have experience in patent litigation and Patent Office Trials, we craft patent applications that look beyond patentability toward meaningful enforceability when tested in litigation or in other contexts. Located near the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, we are able to work closely with patent examiners to help guide patent applications through the prosecution process.

In the post-issuance context, our expertise encompasses advising clients on activities such as ex parte reexamination, patent reissue, and patent term restoration. Following the America Invents Act, ex parte reexaminations remain a cost-effective tool to challenge U.S. patents. Patent reissue proceedings also remain available to correct and, in certain circumstances, broaden previously issued claims. Our patent lawyers work closely with clients with an aim to obtain reissued claims that are more resilient to challenge and that provide better protection of commercial products. As for seeking patent term restoration, we are well-versed in the interplay between the U.S. patent and regulatory systems that underlies the term restoration process.