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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 Oblon’s Post-Grant Patent practice group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. 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, complementing 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.

Mr. Baker 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). Mr. Baker also advises 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, Thursday, September 14, 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, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Post-Grant Proceedings at the USPTO: Prefiling Considerations and Effectively Defending Against a Petition, Excerpts from Chapters 2–5 of the PLI Publication, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (October 2016) - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Advanced Patent Prosecution Topics 2018: Ethics, a WebEx Examiner Interview, the Patent Office and Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings (Plenary Sessions from Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018), Thursday, July 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
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