AIPLA on the Road: The Latest on Patent Practice Before the USPTO and the PTAB - Boston
December 10, 2019
Get the latest insights to help you in your practice before the USPTO.
Join us in Boston and get the most up-to-date information on US Patent Office practice, including:
- implementation of, and updates to, the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines,
- tips for drafting successful quality patent applications,
- search initiatives and AI tools, and
- tips for trial practice before the PTAB, including interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners.
The program will also feature sessions covering:
- patent drafting strategies in line with the USPTO’s quality initiatives,
- 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,
- tips for 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.
CLE CREDIT: There are 375 minutes of CLE available for these programs. Information will be available onsite. For states that calculate hours in 60-minute, the CLE available is up to 6.25 hours. For states that calculate hours in 50-minute, the CLE available is up to 7.5 hours.
Robert Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, USPTO
Bill Barrow, Mayer Brown LLP
Steven Bauer, Proskauer
Scott Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
David Conlin, Mintz Levin
Stephanie Curcio, B.Sc., J.D., Legalicity
Gauri Dhavan, Zoll Medical
Jolyn Eley, Senior Advisor for the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, USPTO
Barbara Fiacco, Foley Hoag
Dave Gosse, Fitch Even
Tom Irving, Finnegan Henderson
Sharon Israel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Jessica Kaiser, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
Michael Kim, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
Donna Meuth, Eisai Inc.
Jane Remillard, Nelson Mullins
Bridget Smith, Knobbe Martens
Michael Tierney, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, USPTO
Trenton Ward, Finnegan Henderson
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