Patent interferences are complex legal proceedings with what some courts and commentators have termed "arcane" and "draconian" rules of practice. As a result, the proper handling of patent interferences requires substantial experience – not only with respect to the general practice of patent law, but also with respect to the peculiarities of interferences.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer has an experienced group of professionals who are available to assist clients with interference procedures. Many of those professionals have decades of experience in the handling of the complexities of patent interferences. Our firm has a proven track record of successfully representing a wide variety of clients in interferences involving diverse technology fields.
We have represented clients from around the world in interferences. Those clients have included both small and large companies, universities, and governmental entities, such as the National Institutes of Health. The subject matters of interferences that have involved our firm include biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software.
Our firm prides itself on working closely with each client involved in an interference, to understand the client’s business objectives so that the interference is pursued in the context of the client’s entire patent portfolio, and as part of the client’s overall business strategy.