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Virtual Patent Gateway provides on-demand virtual filing and case assistance for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings as part of our paralegal support services. We support clients through petition filings, Patent Owner’s Preliminary Responses, Patent Owner Responses, Replies, Motions, Exhibit Preparation, depositions, and hearing coverages.

Since the inception of the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) practice has been ever-growing and evolving. PTAB proceedings and practices include Inter Partes Review (“IPR”); Covered Business Methods (“CBM”); Post-Grant Review, ("PGR") and Derivative Proceedings.

VPG’s primary focus is on IPRs, CBMs, and PGRs. As of September 2020, CBM is no longer a viable filing option as a transitional program. As of January 2021, VPG also provides ex parte reexamination filing support services to licensed USPTO attorneys.

This includes the planning and preparation of petitions for filing with PTAB. We assist your legal team with drafting papers, templates, and branding exhibits for attorney review. We assist with docket management for date calculations, cite-checking, proof reading and we remind practitioners of upcoming deadlines. At VPG, we take a collaborative approach with our clients. Pricing plan is customized based on our client’s budget need and a flat-rate monthly plan is also available upon request.