PTAB Webinars this Wednesday

The October edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com webinar series will be held this Wednesday October 24th @ 1-2PM (EST).  The October program is entitled Adapting to the New Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).  This month’s program will include special guest Jonathan Bowser, Senior Patent Counsel for Unified Patents and will explore a host of changes, trends and expected shifts in PTAB and parallel litigation strategies for both petitioners and patent owners.

Free Registration: (here)

Later that same afternoon, @ 3PM (EST), PLI will host a one hour debrief entitled: The Reinvention of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. This program will view the current political landscape of the agency and how that may impact further changes and existing practices before the Board, as well as legislative initiatives.

Register: (here)

I hope you are able to join me at one of these upcoming programs.

PTAB CLE Address Recalibration of Board Trial Practices

A few Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related CLEs in October, all of which offer differing perspectives and topics.

First up is the IPO Chat Channel. This Wednesday October 17th @ 2-3PM EST, I, along with my co-panelists, will explore the impact of the PTAB’s switch from BRI to Phillips in a program entitled: A Surge to the PTAB? Filing and Litigation Strategy in the Light of the Upcoming Change to the Phillips Standard

Register: (here).  

Next week, there are two programs on Wednesday October 24th.

First, the October edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com webinar series will be held @ 1-2PM EST, entitled Adapting to the New Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).  This months program will include special guest Jonathan Bowser, Senior Patent Counsel for Unified Patents and will explore a host of changes, trends and expected shifts in PTAB and parallel litigation strategies for both petitioners and patent owners.

Register: (here)

Finally, also on Wednesday October 24th @ 3PM (EST), PLI will host a one hour debrief entitled: The Reinvention of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. This program will view the current political landscape of the agency and how that may impact further changes and existing practices before the Board, as well as legislative initiatives.

Register: (here)

I hope you are able to join me at one of these upcoming programs.

Upcoming Event in DC to Explore a Host of Hot Topic Issues

One of the more cutting edge CLE events of the year is IAM’s Patent Law & Policy. The program explores the overlap in changing legal and political climates, especially relevant in a year of mid-term elections.

The program drills down to the trends and changes across the patent landscape of the previous year, particularly the impact of political interests and stakeholder agendas as drivers of policy going forward under the Trump administration. This program has become a must event for anyone interested in patent law policy, legislation and rule-based initiatives.

This year’s keynote speaker is the leader of the House Judiciary and Rules Committee Rep Doug Collins (R-Ga).  The program also will include commentary from Senate Judiciary Committee staffers, as well as segments directed to SEP/FRAND issues, litigation changes, and of course, PTAB developments.

I hope to see you there.

Patent Law & Policy 2018 (register here)

PTAB Trials 2018 September 21st in NYC

PLI’s flagship PTAB Trials 2018 will be held next Friday September 21st in New York City.  If you can’t get to NYC in person, strongly consider the live webinar of this full-day event. (register here)  PLI’s comprehensive program is the longest running and most widely attended PTAB-related CLE in existence. Rather than just exploring PTAB trial practices, this program has become known for its holistic analysis of the PTAB and its impact on the patent system.  Noted speakers this year include former CAFC Chief Judge Paul Michel.

This year’s program also adds a unique segment dedicated to licensing and monetization strategies, Northeast Corridor: Bio/Pharma & the PTAB, as well as PTAB-centric patent prosecution practices. I am pleased to continue to chair this program alongside Robert Greene Sterne of the Sterne Kessler firm. 7.0 CLE credits are offered in most jurisdictions.

Hope to see you next week.

CAFC Guidance to Complicate Complex PTAB Litigation Scenarios?

As noted yesterday, the Federal Circuit has now issued two important decisions regarding RPI/Privity disputes before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB): Applications in Internet Time, LLC v. RPX Corp., and last Friday’s Worlds Inc. v. Bungie, Inc. These cases may present new petitioner complications for joint defense group participants, those involved in indemnification scenarios, or those otherwise involved with parties of a patent dispute.

Please join me for an interactive webinar discussion of these changes next Wednesday, September 19th @1PM (EST). Register (here).  The webinar will identify key takeaways from these decisions and best practices going forward. My co-presenter for this webinar will be Mattew Rizzolo, litigation counsel in Ropes & Gray’s 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).

Upcoming PTAB-Related CLE Options

With the summer winding down, it is time to start looking forward to fall. September offers a number of great CLE options.

First up, on September 12th (@1-230PM EST) is the Strafford webinar entitled: Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules. This program offers 1.5hrs of CLE and will cover a broad range of PTAB trial practices, including recent practice changes and those on the immediate horizon.

For those seeking a deeper dive, PLI’s flagship PTAB Trials 2018 will be held on Friday September 21st in New York City. If you can’t get to NYC in person, strongly consider the webinar of this full-day event. (register here) PLI’s comprehensive program is the longest running and most widely attended PTAB-related CLE in existence. Rather than just exploring PTAB trial practices, this program is known for its 360° degree analysis of the PTAB on the overall patent ecosystem and includes such noted speakers this year as former CAFC Chief Judge Paul Michel. This year’s program will provide the first, deep-dive analysis of the recent Trial Practice Guide changes as well as other proposed and expected USPTO rule packages.

This year’s program also adds a unique segment dedicated to licensing and monetization strategies, Northeast Corridor: Bio/Pharma & the PTAB, as well as PTAB-centric patent prosecution practices. I am pleased to continue to chair this program alongside Robert Greene Sterne of the Sterne Kessler firm. 7 CLE credits are offered in most jurisdictions.

Hope to see you at one of these upcoming events.

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).

Trial Practice Guide Changes and Recalibrated PTAB Practice

This Tuesday @1pm(EST), the Practising Law Institute (PLI) will host the webcast entitled: Patent Owners and the PTAB – Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel? The program will explore a host of recent developments, not the least of which is the recent changes to the PTAB Trial Practice Guide.

Other topics will include:

  • Impact of the switch to the Phillips claim construction practices
  • What has SAS Institute done for petitioners?
  • What has changed in RPI/Privy disputes?
  • Will amending get easier?
  • What other changes are expected in the months ahead?
  • Is legislation likely?

I hope you can join, me, and my co-panelist Rob Greene Sterne of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., for this timely discussion.

IPO Chat Channel Provides Final Word on SAS

This Thursday the IPO Chat Channel will feature the Chief Judge of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) on the program entitled: A New PTAB Landscape: The Impact of SAS, Recent Federal Circuit Decisions, and the Proposed Change to the BRI Standard. The program will explore the path ahead after SAS Institute and other recent developments impacting PTAB practice. (register here)

Full-Day Webinar Offers Comprehensive PTAB Coverage

PLI’s PTAB Trials 2018 will be held this Tuesday, May 15th in San Francisco. If you can’t get there in person, strongly consider the webinar of this full-day event. PLI’s comprehensive program is the longest running and most widely attended PTAB-related CLE in existence. Rather than just exploring PTAB trial practices, this program is known for its 360° degree analysis of the PTAB on the overall patent ecosystem. This year’s program will provide the first, deep-dive analysis of the recent changes introduced by the Supreme Court, as well as proposed and expected USPTO rule packages.

This year’s program also adds unique segments dedicated to licensing and monetization strategies in Silicon Valley, as well as PTAB-centric patent prosecution practices. I am pleased to continue to chair this program alongside Robert Greene Sterne of the Sterne Kessler firm. (The New York stop of this program will be September 21st and will include a similar monetization module directed to Bio/Pharma)

Hope to see you there.