AIPLA Webinar Next Tuesday
For those seeking some PTAB-related CLE, consider next Tuesday’s AIPLA webinar @12:30 (EST) entitled: Discretionary Denials Revisited: The New Politics of Fintiv. Register (here)
The program will explore the increasing politicization of the USPTO Director position, and what may be on the horizon relative to the uncodified discretionary policies of the last administration (i.e., the Fintiv Factors). As plaintiffs continue to flock to the Western District of Texas (WDTX) for the benefit of its aggressive schedule, the PTAB is left to grapple with the practicalities of the mushrooming WDTX docket, stipulations of parties on common issues, and the role of the AIA in the overall equation. This 1.5 credit program will explore the current trends in 314(a) disputes/decisions, and what to expect going forward as the PTO awaits a senate confirmed Director.
Hope you are able to join.