U.S. Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings: Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Complex Patent Litigation

(1764 Ratings)

Produced on: June 08, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 99 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This seminar begins with an overview of post-grant proceedings and presentation of detailed statistics concerning post-grant proceeding usage and win rates. Understanding post-grant proceeding win rates is important for practitioners to effectively prepare for, or respond to, petitions for inter partes review or covered business method review.

Mr. Armon of Cooley LLP presents an in-depth coverage of petitioner strategies for using post-grant proceedings, recommendations for patent owners to defend against post-grant proceedings, and detailed recommendations for using post-grant proceeding results in district court litigation.

The presentation concludes with an overview of hot procedural and substantive topics concerning post-grant proceedings that have arisen at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board during the past year, and a description of five common mistakes to avoid when preparing a petition for post-grant review.


Learning Objectives:

I.      Learn about IPR win rate data, and why the Patent Office’s win rate statistics can be misleading

II.     Understand the two leading strategies that petitioners use when filing post-grant proceedings, and how to decide which strategy is best for your client

III.    Gain insights regarding how patent owners can survive post-grant proceedings and use their results to improve litigation outcomes

IV.    Hear about the “hot” procedural and substantive topics that have developed in post-grant proceedings during the past year

V.     Learn how to avoid five common mistakes that can fatally undermine a petition for inter partes review or covered business method review


Orion Armon

Cooley LLP

Orion Armon is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and a member of Cooley's Litigation department. He joined the Firm in 2003 and is resident in the Colorado office.


Mr. Armon's practice focuses on patent litigation, with particular emphasis on software and electronics patent litigation cases. He has recently litigated patents involving SaaS software, database architectures, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems, optical transceivers, malware detection software, encryption software for streaming television, Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) inverter controllers, and telephonic interactive voice recognition systems.

Mr. Armon has been recognized repeatedly by Colorado SuperLawyers as one of Colorado's Rising Stars in IP litigation. He has also been recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Litigation - Intellectual Property.


Mr. Armon is one of the co-creators of PTAB Digest, a leading resource which tracks and analyzes PTAB decisions, and acts as co-executive editor for the online tool. He is also a frequent lecturer on licensing, intellectual property and patent matters, including:

  • ABA-IPL 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference - When Should Patent Owners be Required to Reduce the Number of Asserted Claims and Select Claims for Trial? (April 5, 2013)
  • American Bar Association - The America Invents Act: An In-Depth Look at Procedures that Become Effective in September, 2012 (June 29, 2012)
  • CLE International - The Leahy Smith America Invents Act: Ethical Considerations (March 9, 2012)
  • American Bar Association -The America Invents Act: Key Facts You Need To Know Now About Provisions that Are Already Law (11/17/2011)
  • University of California Berkeley Center for Law and Technology - America Invents Act: Litigation Changes (10/21/2011)
  • Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute – Licensing From and With Academia and Government(6/2/2011)
  • American Bar Association 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference – Reform Inside and Outside the USPTO(4/7/2011)


Prior to attending law school, Mr. Armon worked for Accenture as a business consultant from 1997 through 2000, where he specialized in financial system implementations such as SAP and PeopleSoft, and eCommerce applications.


Mr. Armon attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he received his JD with Honors in 2003. Mr. Armon is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.



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