Upcoming PTAB Programs

The USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host a “Boardside Chat” lunch webinar tomorrow, April 7th. This month’s chat will focus on “Do’s and Dont’s of Ex Parte Appeals.”  The bi-monthly chat program updates the public on current Board activities and initiatives. Tomorrow’s dial-in is as follows:

Webinar Access Information:
Event address: uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee4b8faff5a188332aaa6a752f4b6c292
Event number: 994 593 512
Event password: 123456
Audio conference: Call-in toll number is 1-650-479-3208, access code is 994 593 512

The schedule of topics through October is listed below.





Tuesday, April 7

Noon to 1PM (EST)

Do’s and Don’ts for Ex Parte Appeals

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, June 2

Discovery in AIA Trials

Panel of Practitioners and Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, August 4

AIA Rulemaking and Guidance Changes

Lead Judge Susan Mitchell

Tuesday, October 6

Best Practices before the PTAB

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

For those seeking CLE in the months ahead, the Practicing Law Institute’s USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015. returns to San Francisco in two weeks.
Apr. 17, 2015 San Francisco, CA (webcast available) (Register here)

Also returning this month is the Patents Post-Grant.com free monthly webinar series. This month’s topic is “PTAB Changes & The Road Ahead.”  A registration link will be posted later this week.