PTAB Practice, Influence on Patent Prosecution & Patent Policy on Tap for Fall 2015

For those seeking PTAB related Education/CLE this fall, there are quite a few upcoming options.

Starting next week, September 16th, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court will be hosting its first meeting of the year at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) for members and their guests (agenda). The topic is: PTAB trial practice and proposed rule changes. (No CLE, Inn members and their guests only)

On October 8th, I, along with former USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino, will host the Strafford Legal webinar Proactive Patent Procurement and Prosecution Strategies: Minimizing the Threat of Post-Grant Challenges to assess changing prosecution priorities in light of the evolving enforcement landscape. CLE credit is provided, 1.5hrs. (register here)

On October 19-20th, the 15th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation will be held in Reston Virginia. This two-day event includes a variety of noteworthy topics, PTAB topics include: The Inter Partes Review (IPR) process: purpose, standing, 1 year time bar, assignor estoppelIs the IPR process too restrictive – can the parties really litigate all the necessary issues?; and The impact of post-grant proceedings on patent enforcement and monetization.  (register here)

In November 17th, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) will host, Patent Law and Policy: Courts, Congress and the Monetisation Landscape in Washington DC. The day-long event will 
include sessions analyzing recent changes in licensing case law and policy, key patent decisions from the Supreme Court, the impact that post-AIA reviews are having on the patent system and the view from investors on how the courts and policymakers are affecting their views of the patent market. (register here)

Looking beyond the fall is the most widely attended post-grant program of the year, Practicing Law Institute’s USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2016. I am happy to return as chair of this program along with Rob Greene Sterne of Stern Kessler Goldstein & Fox. These programs are always the highlights of the CLE year.  (Register here)
Mar. 14, 2016 New York, NY
March 31, 2016 San Francisco, CA (webcast available)

I hope to speak to you at one of these upcoming programs.