IRVINE, CALIF.—Intellectual property litigation attorney Brent Babcock has represented clients in more than 130 Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, more than 35 patent interferences and dozens of high-stakes cases in federal district court. Now, Babcock brings that 26-year track record of successful patent litigation experience to Womble Bond Dickinson.

Babcock primarily focuses on serving tech industry clients. He has extensive experience in USPTO trials and post-grant proceedings, including Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method Review (CBM), Post Grant Review (PGR), and Derivation proceedings. Intellectual Asset Management magazine has repeatedly named Babcock one of its top 40 attorneys nationwide for PTAB post-grant matters. Babcock will head Womble Bond Dickinson’s PTAB Trials practice group.

“There is no substitute for experience, and Brent has an impressive track record in patent litigation. He understands the business needs of clients, not just their legal needs, and works to ensure that litigation serves those clients’ overall business goals,” said John Morrow, leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group.

In addition, Babcock counsels IP clients in pre-litigation, pre-interference and post-grant proceeding issues, as well as in federal appeals and patent-related alternative dispute resolutions.

He is a frequent speaker on post-grant proceedings issues and has been regularly interviewed by numerous media outlets for patent litigation and PTAB insights.

“Brent brings a strong focus on tech sector patent litigation, and those skills are a perfect fit for our existing services here in our California offices. I know our clients will benefit from Brent joining the Womble Bond Dickinson team,” said Mike Gencarella, Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s California offices.