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.