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Thursday, February 18, 2016, Webinar

12:30 - 2:00 pm Eastern

PTAB Best Practices for Patentees

Course Description:
It has been over three years since the introduction of inter partes review and post-grant review, including covered business method review.  The PTAB has issued hundreds of decisions.  Patterns are emerging and best practices are being defined.  Institution and trial are two separate proceedings that warrant individual attention and both need to be perfected.  Issues such as the patent owner preliminary response, amendments, discovery, depositions, objections to evidence, and hearings will be discussed.  Guidance will also be provided as to how to handle multiple proceedings at the PTAB and district court and when to take certain actions.

Presented by:
​Terry Rea
Crowell and Moring
Naveen Modi
Paul Hastings
Hon. Michael Tierney (invited)
US Patent & Trademark Office, Patent Trial & Appeal Board Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Trial Section
Jameson Ma - Vice Chair, Online Programs Committee; Bookoff McAndrews



Registration Fees Per Site:    
AIPLA Member
General/Non-Member Rate
Single Site​ (1) ​$145 ​$195
​2-10 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
​$295 $350​
​11-20 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
​$445 ​$495
21+ Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
​$595 ​$650
Registration includes:
  • One (1) unique access link.  All participants must attend at the same location.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details. 
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, provided 24-48 hours before program airs.

Registration discount available for SOLO-PRACTIONER AIPLA MEMBERS.  Please contact AIPLA directly at to complete your registration.

Cancellation Policy: To get full refund, registrant must request refund 5 days prior to live event. If less than 5 days, registrant is transferred to product.​​

Registration restrictions: 
ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah
These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.
ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona
Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.
ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire
New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.
System requirements:
Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.
Accessibility for hearing impaired:
AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.



AIPLA has sought CLE accreditation* in the following states for credit(s): 
  • CLE accreditations updated upon receipt. 
​Alabama ​1.50 Kentucky
​1.50 Oklahoma
​Alaska 1.5​0

​Arkansas 1.50​ Maine

​California ​1.50
Rhode Island

​Colorado Mississippi
South Carolina
​Delaware Missouri
1.80​ Tennesse
​Florida Montana
​Georgia Nebraska
Utah (self-study)

​Hawaii 1.5​0 Nevada

​Idaho New Jersey
1.80​ Virginia
​Illinois ​1.50 New Mexico

​Indiana ​1.50 New York
West Virginia

​Iowa ​2.00 North Carolina


​1.50 North Dakota

​Ohio ​1.50


Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.