Charles W. Mitchell focuses his practice on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), primarily in the chemical and pharmaceutical areas.
Charlie has experience representing petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the USPTO involving technologies such as renewable biofuels and pharmaceutical formulations.
In particular, he has worked with technical experts to develop invalidity and validity positions; assisting with preparation of expert reports; drafting petitions, patent owner preliminary responses, petitioner responses, and evidentiary motions; and conducting legal research. Charlie has also assisted with an appeal of an IPR proceeding to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Charlie is involved in various aspects of Hatch-Waxman litigation before U.S. district courts, including working with expert witnesses to develop validity positions, assisting with discovery, conducting legal research, and drafting legal memoranda. In addition to his litigation practice, he has prosecuted patents and assisted with portfolio analyses related to specialty chemicals and lubricants.
Prior to his legal career, Charlie worked as a product development engineer for Cummins Emissions Solutions, where he designed and validated catalytic emissions control devices for diesel engines.
George Washington University Law School J.D., with honors, 2015
University of Notre Dame B.S., Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2011