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M&R's Intellectual Property Team Scores Big Patent Litigation Win

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April 13, 2017

Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) successfully defended a patent on behalf of Palomar Technologies, Inc. (“Palomar”) in an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceeding before the United States Patent Office. Jan Weir, a partner in M&R’s Intellectual Property Practice, and Kathrine Brandt, a senior associate, represented Palomar before a three-judge panel in Washington D.C., which upheld 47 out of 48 of Palomar’s claims, despite the defendant’s allegation that they were invalid as anticipated over prior art not previously in front of the Patent Office when it originally granted the patent. This is truly a significant accomplishment given the approximate 17% success rate for patent owners in similar IPR proceedings.