AIPLA/USPTO Program to Focus on PTAB Trials & Ex Parte Appeals

On Wednesday June 15th the AIPLA & Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host their second annual Bench and Bar Conference.  A highlight of the program is the Tri-Judge Panel with Judge Jay Plager from the Federal Circuit, Judge Gregory Sleet from the District of Delaware, and former PTAB Chief Judge Nate Kelley.  For the ex parte appeals topic, an actual ex parte appeal argument will be heard live.  

The event will be webcast for those unable to attend in person (USPTO, Madison Auditorium). (register here) The program will be held from 1-5PM with a reception thereafter.  The current schedule is provided below.
1:00 – 1:30 PM

State of the Board

​1:30 – 2:30 PM Tri-Judge Panel
​2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
​2:45 – 3:45 PM Panel No. 2 on Administrative Aspects of AIA Trials
​3:45 – 4:30 PM Prosecution Tips to Strengthen a Case for Ex Parte Appeal
4:30 – 4:50 PM​ Ex Parte Appeal Oral Argument (open to public)
4:50 – 5:00 PM​ Closing
​5:00 – 7:00 PM ​Reception in Madison Auditorium