PTAB Webinar 12-1PM (EST) Today

Earlier this year, the USPTO launched the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP). LEAP is designed to foster development of the next generation of patent practitioners by creating opportunities to gain the proper skills and experience in oral arguments before the Board.

To this end, the PTAB is offering a LEAP webinar directed to oral advocacy today, Thursday, June 25th, from noon to 1 p.m. ET.

LEAP is designed to encourage the professional development of patent attorneys and agents appearing before the PTAB through increased opportunities for oral advocacy in ex parte appeal and AIA trial proceedings. Accordingly, the PTAB will grant up to 15 minutes additional argument time to parties that choose to participate in LEAP, depending on the length of the proceeding and the PTAB’s hearing schedule.

The training will cover topics such as use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and logistics of an oral hearing.  Judges Amanda Wieker and Christa Zado will present.

The webinar is free and open to all. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

Questions may be in advance or during the webinar to Webinar access information is found (here).