W. Todd Baker is Chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Patent practice group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Life Sciences group. With significant experience handling both patent prosecution and post grant proceedings at the USPTO, Mr. Baker frequently advises his clients on alternatives to traditional litigation-based patent validity challenges.
Mr. Baker has extensive experience handling all aspects of post-issuance proceedings at the USPTO including reissue applications, ex parte reexamination, IPR proceedings, and appeals to the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Baker also advises clients on issues of priority, patentability, derivation, inventorship, and licensing related to patent interference matters before the PTAB. While focused on his post-grant practice, Mr. Baker also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in diversified biomedical technologies as a member of the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution groups.
Mr. Baker obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.