Learn the Intricacies Of Ex Parte Appeals

Written August 19, 2020

The US Patent and Trademark Office will host its next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, September 3, from noon to 1 p.m. ET for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Acting Vice Chief Judge Mike Kim and Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola will share information about current appeal pendency statistics and the new Fast-Track Appeal Pilot Program, through which an appellant can secure a Board decision in six months. Additionally, Judges Annette Reimers, Tara Hutchings, and Ifti Ahmed will present practice tips and examples for enhancing your advocacy skills in ex parte appeals. 

The webinar is free and open to all. There will be a Q&A session at the end. Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to PTABBoardsideChat@uspto.gov. More information, including the webinar access information, is available on the PTAB Boardside Chat page of the USPTO website.