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John Mills, Patent Attorney with ReavesColey, PLLC, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Inter Partes Reviews & Post Grant Proceedings Event

New York, NY, May 11, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Mills, Patent Attorney with ReavesColey, PLLC, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Inter Partes Reviews & Post Grant Proceedings: Winning Strategies in the 2019 Battlefield.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

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About John Mills

John represents clients in the area of strategic patent counseling, including the development of patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate strategies, and patent diligence in connection with corporate transactions. He has experience drafting and procuring patents in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, power systems, manufacturing processes, electronic control systems, and consumer products. John also has significant experience in Patent Office “post-grant proceedings,” including reexaminations and inter partes reviews. John has represented both patent owners and patent challengers in these proceedings. Through this experience, John is able to help his clients before, during and after the procurement of a patent.

About ReavesColey

ReavesColey is an entrepreneurial, agile law firm that specializes in highly regulated areas, such as patent law, government contracts, and international business and trade issues. We are a group of seasoned attorneys with “big firm” experience, practicing in a manner that provides our clients with a high level of personalized attention. Our patent group provides a wide array of services, ranging from all aspects of patent preparation, filing, and prosecution to IP diligence in support of corporate transactions. We also assist clients with litigation counseling and support, including counseling and support in USPTO post-grant proceedings. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small startup companies developing new and exciting technology.


Since the enactment the America Invents Act (AIA), Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post-Grant Review (PGR) proceedings have become the preferred legal routes in challenging patent validity and enforceability in various industries. With the proceedings’ upheld constitutionality by the U.S. Supreme Court, it is even more critical for companies to be well versed with the nuts and bolts of IPRs and PGRs. Counsel should be equipped with offensive and defensive winning strategies in pursuing patent challenges before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against a patent validity challenge and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent case law involving IPRs and PGRs. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these proceedings in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

- IPRs and PGRs: Overview and Statistics
- Current Trends and Recent Case Law
- IPRs vs. PGRs: Choosing the Better Option
- Opportunities and Challenges
- Best Winning Strategies

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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