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W. Todd Baker

W. Todd Baker

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

Alexandria, VA, USA


W. Todd Baker is Chair of the Oblon firm’s Patent Interferences practice group and a leader in the Post-Grant Patent practice group. With significant experience in both patent reexamination and interference cases, Mr. Baker is uniquely positioned to advise clients on post grant USPTO proceedings such as inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR) proceedings, providing alternatives to traditional litigation-based patent validity challenges.

Mr. Baker is a recognized leader in the IP community, having recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Indeed, he was selected as one of the top attorneys in the country for adversarial post-grant proceedings:

Patent interference chair W. Todd Baker is ... extolled. “He develops an intimate understanding of and appreciation for the client’s business position”, enabling him to provide commercially driven advice.

The other honors received by Mr. Baker including his recognition by the Washington Business Journal as a Minority Business Leader can be found at the Accolades tab, above.

At Oblon, Mr. Baker leads the post-grant team responsible for mechanical technologies, nanotechnology, e-commerce and medical devices. He has extensive experience handling all aspects of post-issuance proceedings at the USPTO including reissue applications, ex parte reexamination, IPR proceedings, and appeals to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). As Chair of the firm’s Patent Interferences group, Mr. Baker leads the team, advising clients on issues of priority, patentability, derivation, inventorship, and licensing related to patent interference matters before the PTAB.

While focused on his post-grant practice, Mr. Baker also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in diversified electrical and mechanical technologies as a member of the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups. Among the technologies with which he has worked are automotive related, wireless innovations, medical devices, dynamic control systems, and clean technologies.

W. Todd Baker is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Post-Grant Proceedings at the USPTO: Prefiling Considerations and Effectively Defending Against a Petition, Excerpts from Chapters 2–5 of Practising Law Institute, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (October 2016) - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Joinder at the PTAB and Parallel USPTO Proceedings, Excerpts from Practising Law Institute, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, Atlanta, GA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
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