Myers Bigel Litigation Attorneys Co-Author Article in NC Bar Association Publication

RALEIGH, N.C.-- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, continues to share best practices in protecting intellectual property with the publication of the article “Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review: Recent Guidance From The PTAB” by litigation attorneys Peter Siddoway and Anthony DeRosa. Discussing the growing interest in the new procedure for challenging patents and how it can be used by patent owners to strengthen claims over prior art, the 2,000-word piece appeared in IP Links, the official publication of the intellectual property law section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

“Our dedication to best practices in patent law is reflected in our ability to successfully acquire, protect, and exploit patent assets for our clients, as well as in the leadership shown by our attorneys’ participation in well-respected legal industry organizations like the North Carolina Bar Association,” Managing Partner David Purks said.

According to Purks, Myers Bigel attorneys regularly participate in regional and national symposia, seminars, and continuing education events as the firm continues to provide opportunities and encouragement for its proven legal talent to improve and share their knowledge and skills.

The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest organization in the state serving the diverse professional needs of legal professionals, with 15,000 members comprised of lawyers, paralegals and law students. Founded in 1899, the Association serves both attorneys and the general public with programs including professional support, continuing legal education programs, legal information materials, a lawyer referral service, and support for pro bono legal services.

Siddoway and DeRosa are part of an active litigation practice group at Myers Bigel along with attorneys Randy Ayers, Lance Lawson and Lynne Borchers. The team successfully resolves disputes utilizing a wealth of practical experience with district court litigation, licensing, mediation, post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, appearances before the Federal Circuit, and trademark proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board .

“The ripple effect of the America Invents Act’s full implementation is still being felt as patent owners and their legal teams are working their way through the most effective use of post-grant review and inter partes review in trial proceedings,” Borchers, who heads the firm’s litigation group, said, adding, “Our attorneys are tuned in to updates and directives coming from the US Patent and Trademark Office and are actively seeking feedback from peers within the legal community.”

Publication of the article in IP Links comes on the heels of Myers Bigel being ranked 10th by the national industry organization IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® as one of the top performing law firms in the country for highest quality patent grants from the USPTO for its clients. Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.

The firm’s serious investment in high-quality talent continues to build a stable team of practicing patent lawyers, heavily engaged in improving their work and contributing to a supportive environment for our clients and for one another, unlike larger revolving-door firms. The extraordinarily low turnover of attorneys at Myers Bigel allows its clients to work with the same attorney familiar with their specific technology or science and individual business throughout the full length of the patent development, filing and grant process. Without needing to re-learn the technology or business specifics, Myers Bigel attorneys can focus on quality to ensure development of a strong patent that can be successfully enforced in court.

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Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical and? trademark practice, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit