Is The Tide Turning for Patent Owners?
The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued an update to its Trial Practice Guide. The update includes notable practice changes that favor Patent Owners. Going forward, Patent Owners will have the last word in briefing, and at oral argument. These changes, along with the imminent switch to a Phillips claim construction and increased feedback from the Federal Circuit are driving welcome changes at the PTAB for Patent Owners.
Please join me for an interactive webinar discussion of these changes next Monday, August 20th @1PM (EST). Register (here). The webinar will identify key takeaways from these changes, especially for Bio/Pharma Patent Owners, and offer insights and discuss possible further practice changes that will occur in the weeks/months ahead. My co-presenter for this webinar will be Charlotte Jacobsen, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s life sciences intellectual property litigation practice.
The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 1PM Eastern and will last for approximately 50-60 minutes. After the presentation there will be a Q&A period. To attend the free webinar please sign up via the link above. You will receive a registration confirmation email immediately. One hour prior to the webinar you’ll receive another email with a link and instructions for joining the presentation. CLE credit will be provided (CA, NYC, VA).