AIPLA on the Road: The Latest on Patent Practice Before the USPTO and the PTAB - Boston
August 22, 2019 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Whether you are a patent prosecutor or patent litigator, this program will include useful tricks of the trade to help you in your practice before the USPTO.
Join AIPLA to get the most up-to-date information on (1) U.S. Patent Office Practice, including implementation of the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines, patent quality improvements, search initiatives and AI tools, and (2) Trial Practice Before the PTAB, including interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners.
This program will feature sessions on ensuring quality patents, an update on Section 101 and 112 guidelines and how they impact our practice, an overview and update on trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, effective advocacy before the PTAB, and an interview with the Chief Judge of the PTAB. Whether you are a patent prosecutor or patent litigator, this program will include useful tricks of the trade to help you in your practice before the USPTO.
PTAB Publishes Update to AIA Trial Practice Guide
July 18, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on July 15, 2019, published a second update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide (TPG) containing additional guidance about trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
New Examination Guide on Specimen Examination
July 16, 2019The United States Patent & Trademark Office published a new examination guide titled, "Examination of Specimens for Use in Commerce: Digitally Created or Altered and Mockup Specimens."
Federal Circuit Says No Standing for GE Without Specific Injury
July 15, 2019The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 10, 2019, held that General Electric Co.‘s position as a patent owner’s competitor was insufficient to establish standing to appeal a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision.
PTAB Designates Decision as Precedential
July 12, 2019The US Patent and Trademark Office on July 10, 2019, designated as precedential Focal Therapeutics, Inc. v. SenoRx, Inc., Case IPR2014-00116 (PTAB July 21, 2014) (Paper 19).
IP Practice in China 2019 Trip
July 11, 2019The IP Practice in China Committee delegation kicked of this year's trip with a dinner with Dennis Duncan, the USPTO IP Attache based in Beijing, who provided a briefing of current developments in China.