Nathan Sportel

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Nathan’s practice touches on all areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, patent litigation, and transactional IP matters. On the patent prosecution side, Nathan drafts and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications for U.S. and foreign-based companies in electrical technologies. As a former Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Nathan possesses valuable insight into the internal procedures and practices of the USPTO. In addition to his patent prosecution practice, Nathan balances his time supporting and assisting in intellectual property litigation matters.

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Congress’ passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) in 2011 created a new process for challenging the validity of issued patents. This new process is filed with the very governmental agency that originally issued the patent. Called Inter Partes Review (IPR), hundreds of issued patents have been invalidated, in whole or in part, using the new proceeding. On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court handed down two decisions directly relating to IPRs. In the first,…