2016 Boardside Chats Include AIA Trial & Patent Reexam Appeal Topics

Starting next week, February 2nd, the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host its second year of “Boardside Chat” webinars. The purpose of the chats is to update the public on current Board activities and statistics as well as to regularly gather feedback; this is not a CLE event. The first webinar (noon to 1PM EST) will focus on the similarities and differences between appeals stemming from a patent reexamination and those from an ex parte, application appeals. (access the Boardside Chat webinar here)

For those seeking CLE credit on PTAB trial issues, on February 4th, Strafford Legal presents a webinar entitled: “Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules.” 

The remaining schedule of PTAB Boardside Chat topics (through October 2016) is listed below.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Ex parte reexam appeals v. regular appeals—differences and similarities

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Jeff Robertson
  • Ray Lynn Guest
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Relationship between AIA proceedings, Reexamination proceedings and Reissue proceedings

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Joni Chang
  • Sally Medley
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 How the Board handles decisions containing multiple arguments Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Phil Kaufman
  • Kal Deshpande
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Presentation of prior art in an AIA trial Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Barry Grossman
  • Kevin Chase
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Use of demonstratives and/or live and/or oral testimony at oral argument.  Presenting your case at oral argument to a panel including a remote judge.