AIPLA will take to the road this October to educate IP professionals around the country on the impact of the AIA-related practice changes effective September 16, 2012. The AIPLA road show will stop in San Jose (Oct. 1st), Chicago (Oct. 3rd), and Arlington, VA (Oct. 5th). USPTO representatives from the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) and the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), together with experienced practitioners, such as my colleague Todd Baker, will walk attendees through the significant practice and rule changes while offering guidance and practice tips.
Scheduled speakers include:
-Chief Judge James D. Smith (Chicago), Vice Chief Judge Jay Moore (San Jose), and Judge Michael Tierney (Arlington) of the PTAB. The judges of the PTAB will discuss the procedures governing inter partes review and governed business method patent proceedings.
-Hiram Bernstein (San Jose), Janet Gongola (Chicago), and Bob Bahr (Arlington) of OPLA. The OPLA representative will discuss the prosecution procedures for implementing the new inventor oath, pre-issuance, and supplemental examination provisions under the AIA.
For more information on this program, including how to attend in person, please visit the AIPLA information page (here).