February 16, 2018
Fitch Even partner Timothy P. Maloney was ranked as the #3 best-performing attorney representing patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, based on analysis conducted by Patexia and reported on February 14 in their article "Best Performing Attorneys in IPR."
The findings were based on cases filed from September 2012 through June 2017 that had been denied, settled, or instituted or had received a final written decision as of September 2017. Pending cases were excluded. The analysis covered more than 5,000 attorneys who had been involved in a minimum of 20 IPR cases over the period of the study.
Fitch Even has represented both patent owners and petitioners in a wide variety of industries in numerous IPR proceedings to date. Tim’s strong track record reflects the contributions of the firm’s entire PTAB practice group and validates our approach of leveraging the skills of both patent litigators and patent prosecution attorneys to defend vital patents against IPR challenges.
In one matter, Fitch Even successfully defended nine digital rights management patents against 35 individual IPR and CBM challenges, with only one trial instituted. Tim won a rare motion to amend the claims at trial, while also obtaining the first-known finding by the PTAB of no intervening rights despite the amendment to the claim.
Successes in recent months include defeating seven IPR petitions filed against another client’s portfolio of patents directed to key breakthroughs in formulating gypsum wallboard.