Patentability Trials of the PTAB

postgrantCLEFor those seeking CLE in the coming months, there are numerous upcoming options. The Spring Meeting of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPl) will convene on April 3-5th in Arlington Virginia. On Thursday April 4th, the meeting will kick off with USPTO Director Teresa Stanek Rea introducing the program “Patentability Trials of the AIA: The First 120 Days.” I will participate in a plenary session with Trial Section Lead, Hon. Michael Tierney of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. (PTAB)

The Practicing Law Institute’s USPTO Post Grant Trials- 2013 (now in its 4th year) will also be making stops across the country. This year’s program will coincide with the release of the new treatise entitled Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, the stops include:

I am pleased to be chairing the PLI program once again, see you there.