Baker, W Todd
Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP
1940 Duke Street Alexandria , VA 22314
Technology Areas: Computer, Electrical, Software, Business methods
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Biography W. TODD BAKER is Chair of the firm’s Patent Interferences practice group and a leader in the Patent Reexamination/Reissue group. With significant experience in both patent reexamination and interference cases, Mr. Baker is able to strategically guide his domestic and foreign clients in provoking patentability proceedings or defending patents, providing alternatives to traditional litigation-based patent validity challenges.
A former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mr. Baker is a recognized leader in post-grant practice, having served as the former Chair of the USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee (formerly known as the Interference Committee) of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). He helped found and regularly contributes to the firm’s Patents Post Grant Law Blog, providing insights and commentary on existing and proposed post-grant options, trends, practice tips and news relating to patent reexamination, reissue and congressionally proposed opposition systems.
Mr. Baker leads the Patent Reexamination/Reissue 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 prosecution, reissue applications, ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, and appeals to the USPTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). He is particularly skilled at managing reexaminations happening concurrently with litigation.