Herbert D. Hart III Named an “IP Expert” by Law360


Shareholder Herbert D. Hart III was selected to be a part of IP Law360’s new article series “Voices of the Bar,” which will feature timely and concise commentary from leading intellectual property professionals on timely and relevant issues and legislation in IP law, ranging from patent to soft IP to trade secrets.

According to the publication, nearly 300 intellectual property experts vied for only 50 spots on the panel. Panelists were selected for their expertise and thought leadership.

Herb closely follows the intricacies and ongoing development of trial practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including new proposals for rule changes, as well as tracking the progress of various proposals to amend the America Invents Act. IP Law360 will largely look to Herb for his thoughts and commentary on PTAB trial practice, including inter partes review, patent interference proceedings, and other post-grant trial proceedings.

The Voices of the Bar will first offer commentary on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank on the one-year anniversary of that decision. For the full list of panelists, click here.

Herb regularly litigates cases before the PTAB and has done so over several decades in a wide range of technologies, with a particular emphasis on life sciences and chemical technologies. Among his successes at the PTAB have been cases involving antihistamines, oncology drugs, interventional cardiology technology, polymer catalysts and processes, hydrocarbon conversion catalysts and processes, wireless communication technology, and data encryption technology. Hart speaks regularly on PTAB trial practice and rulemaking under the post-grant provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, and has served in leadership positions on AIPLA’s Special Task Force on AIA Rulemaking; the Intellectual Property Owners Association; and the ABA/AIPLA Expert Committee on Regulations for Conducting New Post-Grant Review/Inter Partes Review Procedures (also known as the “Gang of 6”).