Wednesday Chat to Address Recent Changes

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board will host a special “Boardside Chat” webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. ET. The webinar is free and open to everyone.

The program will address a variety of recent changes to procedures, including the process of paneling cases (Standard Operating Procedure 2) and the process for issuing precedential decisions (Standard Operating Procedure 1). The program will also address the claim construction standard to be applied in AIA trials, which recently changed from the broadest reasonable interpretation to the standard used in federal courts. Lastly, it will explain the proposed changes to motion to amend practice that the agency recently published in the Federal Register.

Several PTAB judges will present and be available for questions, including: Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Acting Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink, and Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller. (access here)