In-Person Hearings Should Not Require the Consent of an Adversary

Last week, the PTAB published an updated Oral Hearing Guide (here) to reflect current agency practices. The changes include rather mundane clarifications on such topics as public access and demonstrative submission for ex parte hearings.

More interestingly, however, the agency highlights an all-virtual hearing “option” for America Invents Act (AIA) trials. But, in practice this option is more appropriately considered the new default.Continue Reading PTAB Default Should Be In-Person Trial Hearings

In-Person Hearing are Back

This Thursday (Noon – 1PM(EST)), the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar will be conducted to discuss plans to re-establish in-person PTAB hearings and tips from judges for successfully arguing in different environments (connect here)

Topics and speakers for this event include:

  • In-person options for
Thursday: AIA Hearings and Ex Parte PTAB Appeals

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will host a Boardside Chat webinar this Thursday, August 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET about hearings, including both ex parte appeal and AIA hearings. Chief Clerk Erica Swift and Deputy Clerk Kulunie Cannon will present. Topics will include