PTAB Bar Association & More

This month brings a host of Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related CLE offerings.

First up is Managing Intellectual Property’s (MIP) U.S. Patent Forum on March 13th in New York City. This full-day forum will take an in-depth look at the USPTO & International Trade Commission (ITC) decisions of 2017 impacting patent monetization. The program also includes a segment: “Is the America Invents Act Weakening Licensing?” that will examine both tech and Bio/Pharma perspectives.

Next, up is the 8th Annual Patent & Administrative Law Conference on March 15th at American University in Washington D.C.  Co-hosted by Unified Patents, this program, in addition to discussing legal developments in IP, focuses on the unique administrative law issues raised in trial practice before the PTAB. The program includes “The PTAB & the Public Interest,” previewing expected changes and legislation in 2018.

Finally, on March 22-23rd is the sold out 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.  Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 21st. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends.  This year, in addition to the PTAB Boot Camp, a Master Class will be offered for more seasoned practitioners. Finally, a special “Fireside Chat” with Director Iancu will take place on March 22, 2018 at 5 PM.