2019 PTAB Bench + Bar
June 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Alexandria, VA, United States
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
- USPTO Director Iancu
- USPTO Chief Administrative Judge Scott Boalick
- Administrative Patent Judges
- Other USPTO personnel
- Experienced PTAB practitioners
- Precedential PTAB Decisions
- POP Review Process
- Serial Petitions
- Discretionary Denials
- Pre-Institution Strategies for Petitioners and Patent Owners
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Patent Office Lowers First Action, Total Pendency
October 11, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on October 9, 2019, announced that it achieved its patent examination pendency goals of reducing first office action times to under 15 months, and reducing total pendency times to under 24 months.