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U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee

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The Committee’s areas of responsibility include all aspects of post-grant patent practice in the U.S., including interferences, post-grant review, inter partes review, inter partes reexamination, ex parte reexamination, supplemental examination, derivation proceedings, transitional program for covered business method patents, and reissue proceedings.

The Committee plans to continue to study issues raised by the IPO Board, the Director of the USPTO (via rulemaking proposals), the Trial Division of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“Trial Division”) and its successor Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the members of the Committee, related to post-grant proceedings in the USPTO.

Further the Committee will continue to consider decisions, legislation, and proposed rule changes concerning formal and substantive issues concerning such proceedings.  In addition, the Committee might make recommendations to the Board concerning the “just, speedy, and inexpensive” administration of post-grant proceedings. 

Committee Roster

Chair: Bernard J. Graves, Jr., Eastman Chemical Co.
Vice Chair: Erika Arner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Vice Chair: Eric C. Cohen, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Secretary: Eleanor Yost, Carlton Fields
Board Liaison: Henry Hadad, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association

 Members

 Hector Agdeppa
 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

 John C. Alemanni
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Orion Armon
 Cooley LLP

 Mark Backofen
 Locke Lord LLP

 Andrej Barbic
 Proskauer Rose, LLP

 Steven C. Benjamin
 DuPont

 Edward Black
 Dow Chemical Co.

 Jeffrey Blake
 Merchant & Gould

 Jonathan R. Bowser
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 Dion Bregman
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

 Jill M. Browning
 Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

 Christopher Bruenjes
 Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP

 Shawn B. Cage
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 John T. Callahan
 Sughrue Mion, PLLC

 David B. Cochran
 Jones Day

 Richard D. Coller, III
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Tonya Combs
 Eli Lilly and Co.

 Christopher Comiskey
 United Technologies Corp.

 Michele Connors
 Dell Technologies

 Donald Coulman
 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC

 Scott Cummings
 Dentons US LLP

 John Paul Davis
 Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

 Walter D. Davis, Jr.
 Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP

 William E. Devitt
 Jones Day

 Christopher Douglas
 Alston & Bird LLP

 Erik Drange
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Erin Marie Dunston
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 Joseph W. Flerlage
 Trading Technologies International, Inc.

 Amy Foust
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 Eve Frank
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 Geoffrey K. Gavin
 Jones Day

 Richard Gervase
 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

 Charles L. Gholz
 Oblon

 Michael L. Goldman
 LeClairRyan

 Lori Gordon
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Robert Duncan Gravois
 Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP

 Andrew Hagerty
 Procter & Gamble Co.

 Herbert D. Hart, III
 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

 Donna Haynes
 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

 Lynde Herzbach
 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

 James R. Hietala, Jr.
 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC

 Brenda O. Holmes
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Janet Diane Hood
 Siemens Corp.

 R. Danny Huntington
 Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

 Christos A. Ioannidi
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Sharon A. Israel
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 William Jenks
 Jenks IP Law

 Emily Johnson
 Amgen, Inc.

 Robert J. Kajubi
 Sanofi

 James Kang
 GlaxoSmithKline

 David Kerwick
 Merck & Co Inc.

 Thomas King
 Haynes and Boone, LLP

 Bernard Knight
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Michael Kramer
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Eric John Kron
 GlaxoSmithKline

 Stephen G. Kunin
 Oblon

 Kevin B. Laurence
 Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP

 Rachel Lee
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Howard E. Levin
 Haynes and Boone, LLP

 Tom Li
 Adobe Systems Inc.

 Joshua Lorentz
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 James Lovsin
 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 Nate Luman
 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

 Clifton E. McCann
 Thompson Hine LLP

 Aleksi Medved
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Michael Morlock
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Gregory A. Morris
 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

 Jordan Morris
 HP Inc.

 Christopher North
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 David W. O'Brien
 Haynes and Boone, LLP

 Michael O'Neill
 Dentons US LLP

 Joseph E. Palys
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Fahd Hussein Patel
 Morrison & Foerster, LLP

 Eugene T. Perez
 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

 Ramya Possett
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Tara Rahemba
 Alexion Pharmaceuticals

 David A. Randall
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Grant Ritz
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Lisa Samuels
 Pfizer Inc.

 Tim R. Seeley
 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC

 James Sherwood
 Google Inc.

 Russell Slifer
 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Blake Sorensen
 HP Inc.

 Charles W. Stewart
 Shell Oil Co.

 Bruce H. Stoner, Jr.
 Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

 Jonathan Rudolph Kominek Stroud
 Unified Patents Inc.

 Brian Tomko
 Johnson & Johnson

 Thomas A. Triolo
 Merck & Co Inc.

 Michael D. Turner
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Marc W. Vander Tuig
 Senniger Powers LLP

 Ross Viguet
 Norton Rose Fulbright

 Matt Wade
 HP Inc.

 Margaret Welsh
 Baker Botts LLP

 Jim Wilson
 Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP

 Jeffrey C. Wu, Ph.D.
 Jones Day

 Scott F. Yarnell
 Exxon Mobil Corp.

 Stuart W. Yothers
 Jones Day

 Dana M. Zottola
 Alston & Bird LLP

 David Zviel
 Cisco Systems, Inc.


 
Non-Voting Member:Julie Burke, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Non-Voting Member:Kenneth R. Corsello, IBM Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Kevin R. Greenleaf, Dentons US LLP
Non-Voting Member:William Hughet, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck
Non-Voting Member:Angela Johnson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Catherine C. Maresh, Immersion Corporation
Non-Voting Member:Ruben H. Munoz, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Non-Voting Member:Gary M. Ropski, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Non-Voting Member:Daniel A. Staley, Caterpillar Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Jeffrey Curtiss Totten, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

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