By Scott A. McKeown
| August 10, 2017

Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017 & More


For those seeking PTAB related CLE/education the fall, there are a number of great programs on the immediate horizon.

This September, the most widely attended PTAB CLE program returns, the Practicing Law Institute's USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017. (register here)

Sept. 25, 2017, New York, NY (webcast available)
Oct. 25th 2017, San Francisco, CA (webcast available)
I am pleased to return as chair of this program along with Rob Greene Sterne of Stern Kessler Goldstein & Fox. This day-long CLE event will be offered in both New York and San Francisco (also webcast). New for this year, the New York program will include a segment entitled Northeast Corridor: Bio/Pharma at the PTAB. Also new this year, San Francisco will include a special 2-hour segment entitled: Patent Monetization in Silicon Valley: Licensing Blues & Navigating PTAB Roadblocks. These programs are always the highlight of the CLE year.  


Some additional events this fall with offer more academic/policy based insight to the PTAB and beyond.


First up is the Chicago-Kent College of Law's: The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law.  (registration not yet open)

Oct. 20th 2017, Chicago, Ill.
This program will explore facets of the PTAB's expanded powers under the America Invents Act, including related to PTAB procedures, claim construction, and decisions. The conference will facilitate comments for the USPTO's PTAB Procedural Reform initiative and will also generate articles for a symposium issue of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.

For additional policy discussions on the current legal and political climate for patent law at large, IAM's Patent Law & Policy 2017 returns to Washington D.C. (register here)

Nov. 14th, Washington, D.C.
This program focuses on the trends and changes across the patent landscape of the previous year, particularly the impact of political interests and stakeholder agendas as drivers of policy going forward under the Trump administration. This program has become a must event for anyone interested in patent law policy, legislation and rule-based initiatives.

I hope to see you at an upcoming event.


 

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