Plenty of March CLE Programs to Choose From

There are quite a few Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related CLE events over the next few weeks.

First, today, the PatentsPostGrant March Webinar will cover Patent Derivation, Trade Secret Misappropriation & Inventorship Disputes @2PM (EST).  This program will cover the full breadth of considerations facing research heavy technologies (e.g., Bio/Pharma, semiconductor, etc) under the America Invents Act (AIA).

Register (here

Later this week, the 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will come town on March 14 – 152019, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 13th. I’m honored to once again moderate the PTAB Master Class.  

You can view the full agenda and session descriptions (here).

For those not able to get to DC, next Monday, 3/18 @3PM the Practising Law Institute will host a webinar entitled: Getting Your Patent Out of the PTAB: New Opportunities. This program will explore new best practices and address how to leverage the evolving PTAB landscape, including new petitioner risks, patent owner opportunities and changes to come.

I am pleased to once again join with Rob Sterne of Sterne Kessler Goldstein and Fox on this PLI program. Register (here)

Finally, closing out the month of March, on Wednesday, March 27th, the American University Washington College of Law, Federal Circuit Bar Association, & Unified Patents Inc. present the Ninth Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference. The program will cover a host of hot topics including a panel on PTAB changes, and wireless standards and patent pools.

Register (here)

I hope you are available to join one of these upcoming events.

PatentsPostGrant.com March Webinar

Derivation proceedings have yet to be instituted in number at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, but that is not due to a dearth of such disputes. Quite the contrary, in-house counsel increasingly find themselves grappling with a multitude of disparate legal considerations relative to departing employees in the First-Inventor-to-File era. Protecting ongoing research has become a hybrid exercise in managing company patent policies together with trade secret misappropriation concerns, employee contract considerations and even potential criminal penalties. Swift assessment of such threats is especially critical to maintaining proprietary protections for valued research.

Please join me for an interactive webinar discussion of these new strategic considerations Monday, March 11th@2PM (EST). Register (here)

My co-presenter for this webinar will be Ropes & Gray Life Sciences IP Litigation Chair Filko Prugo and Trade Secret Specialist Peter Brody.

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 2PM 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).

(REMINDER – Updated Link) 
PatentsPostGrant.com February Webinar

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) discontinued its Broadest Reasonable claim Interpretation (BRI) rubric for AIA trials in the closing weeks of 2018. With the PTAB and district courts now aligned under the Phillips claim construction standard, patent litigants must now manage parallel proceedings in the face of new estoppel risks, timing challenges, and tactical pitfalls.

Please join me for an interactive webinar discussion of these new strategic considerations Thursday, February 21st@2PM (EST). Register (here).

My co-presenter for this webinar will be Samuel Brenner, counsel in Ropes & Gray’s IP litigation practice.

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 2PM 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).

PatentsPostGrant.com February Webinar

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) discontinued its Broadest Reasonable claim Interpretation (BRI) rubric for AIA trials in the closing weeks of 2018. With the PTAB and district courts now aligned under the Phillips claim construction standard, patent litigants must now manage parallel proceedings in the face of new estoppel risks, timing challenges, and tactical pitfalls.

Please join me for an interactive webinar discussion of these new strategic considerations Thursday, February 21st@2PM (EST). Register (here).

My co-presenter for this webinar will be Matthew Rizzolo, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s IP litigation practice.

The formal portion of the webinar will begin at 2PM 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).

Full Bar Meeting + PTAB Master Class & PTAB BootCamp

The 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place March 14 – 152019, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 13th.  I’m honored to once again moderate the PTAB Master Class.

The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and more. Presentations and panel discussions will include:

• Claim Construction Final Rule: A New Complexity at the PTAB?
• Insights from the PTAB Bench
• Navigating the Interplay of Parallel Litigation with a PTAB Proceeding
• Post-grant and Life Sciences
• Party Crashers – The Role of Latent 101 & 112 Issues at the PTAB
• Current Best Practices in Ex parte Appeals
• Estoppel and the Aftershocks of SAS Institute
• The Role of Legislation and Rule Making
• View from the Federal Circuit
• Advanced Issues Related to Real Party-in-Interest and Privity Disputes
• Ethics Before PTAB
• Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Bootcamp”
• Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Master Class”
• Pre-Conference Session: Managing EPO Proceedings Alongside US Litigation

You can view the full agenda and session descriptions (here).

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).