2019 PTAB Bench + Bar

June 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


Clara Barton Auditorium
600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA, United States



Fee: Members $75 | Non-Members $195

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Peek Behind the PTAB Curtain

Get an edge by engaging directly with PTAB & USPTO staff. 


The 2019 Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bench & Bar program helps you give your best to your clients by giving you an all-in-one afternoon of sessions on Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board.

Accelerate your knowledge on PTAB trial proceedings and surge ahead of your competition.

The PTAB Bench & Bar program is a half-day detailed program designed for new and experienced practitioners who want useful content to help them in their practice before the PTAB.


Participants will participate in breakout sessions on hot topics, including on:

  • New motion to amend pilot procedure
  • Real parties-in-interest
  • Sur-replies and supplemental information
  • Rehearing requests


Hear from:

  • USPTO Director Iancu
  • USPTO Chief Administrative Judge Scott Boalick
  • Administrative Patent Judges
  • Other USPTO personnel
  • Experienced PTAB practitioners


Featured sessions:

  • Precedential PTAB Decisions
  • POP Review Process
  • Serial Petitions
  • Discretionary Denials
  • Pre-Institution Strategies for Petitioners and Patent Owners


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