January 24–27, 2022
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Heath Briggs is Shareholder at GreenbergTraurig with more than 17 years of patent prosecution experience and 9 years of AIA trial experience. Heath has represented a wide variety of clients in over 100 inter partes review proceedings (IPRs), with significant experience relating to LEDs, computer software/telecommunications, medical devices, complex material systems and chemical processing. In 2019, Patexia ranked Heath 29th out of the Top 100 Best Performing IPR Attorneys (representing Petitioners or Patent Owners), and in 2021 Heath was ranked the 43rd most active practitioner over the last 5 years.

Outside of the new post-grant review processes, Heath has worked on nearly 20 U.S. patent reexaminations (both inter partes and ex parte), and more than 35 European opposition proceedings for his clients.  Heath drafted the Patent Owner response that resulted in the PTAB’s Becton factors (Becton, Dickinson and Company v. B. Braun Melsungen AG, Case IPR2017-01586), and Heath was lead practitioner in the influential Samsung v. Prisua decision, holding the PTAB may invalidate claims on 102/103 grounds even though the claims are IPXL indefinite (Samsung Elecs. Am., Inc. v. Prisua Eng’g Corp., 948 F.3d 1342, 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2020).

Since 2005, Heath has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches engineering students a self-designed course on intellectual property law. He was also selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to provide online IP training for its chemical engineering members. Heath is involved in the community, where his passion is to educate aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs about intellectual property.

Sessions with Heath Briggs

01:00 PM EST
January 26, 2022

How to Avoid Obvious Mistakes with Obviousness Grounds

Beating back an obviousness ground at the PTAB is far different than the district court. Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Learn critical tactics and insights on what makes obviousness tick at the PTAB. Best practices for petitioners and Patent Owners will be discussed.

Meredith Addy
Heath Briggs
James Murphy James Murphy
Sarah Spires