Upcoming PTAB Conferences Across All USPTO Locations
Next Thursday, June 28th, the USPTO (Alexandria-HQ) will host its 2018 Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Judicial Conference. If you are unable to attend the Alexandria kick-off, the same program will be making its rounds to the regional offices: Detroit (7/9), Denver (7/11), San Jose (7/26), and Dallas (7/31).
The Conferences are designed to educate the public about aspects of Board practice as well as providing a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. During the morning sessions, the PTAB will focus on best practices for written and oral advocacy with a judge panel discussion followed by practicum exercises for attendees. During the afternoon sessions, the PTAB will host small group discussions to address hot topics, such as patent subject matter eligibility and motion to amend practices. The conference will conclude with an interview with Chief Judge David Ruschke led by members of the local IP community to explore other recent PTAB developments and potential future changes.
The agenda at each location will be identical (here).
Hope to see you there.