AnswersIP operates at a critical time of secondary challenges to the world’s most important patents. Lissi’s expertise derives from her leadership of the Center for Reexamination Unit (CRU), after being appointed by then Director Dudas to coordinate the efficiency and quality of reexaminations.
Lissi proposed the CRU with the mission of unifying disparate PTO post grant proceedings.
She then created and lead the CRU for its first 5 years. As a result, Lissi was instrumental in drafting Inter Partes Review (IPR) policy at its inception, premised on the principles of the CRU.
She then entered private practice at a premier global law firm, Dentons, in the burgeoning days of IPRs.