Thursday Webinar Addresses Parallel Post-Grant Proceedings

This Thursday, April 25th, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) will host a Boardside Chat webinar presenting information on the interplay of AIA trial proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA), reissue applications, and reexamination proceedings. Deputy Chief Judge Jacqueline Bonilla, CRU Director John Cottingham, and Judge Jason Repko will present.

The webinar will address the notice recently published in the Federal Register on the interplay between AIA trials, reissue and reexamination. Additionally, the webinar will discuss a parallel proceedings study being conducted by the USPTO that explores the interactions and overlap between AIA proceedings, reexaminations, and reissues involving issued patents. (access the webinar here)

The webinar is free and open to all. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, questions may be sent in advance or during the webinar to