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Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Webinar

12:30 - 2:00 pm Eastern

PTAB Best Practices for Petitioners

Course Description:
The America Invents Act of 2011 ushered in a new era of patent law.  Today, parallel administrative challenges to patentability are frequent, and something any qualified patent lawyer should be well-aware of.  With thousands of ongoing challenges and dozens of new appellate decisions, a body of substantive and procedural law has emerged.  We walk through some of the basic and more advanced aspects of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice, suggesting best practices for those both new and seasoned before the PTAB.

Presented by:
​David Cavanaugh
Wilmer Hale

Scott Chambers
Porzio, Brombert & Newman
​Jonathan Stroud
Chief Patent Counsel
Unified Patents

​Christa Brown-Sanford
Baker Botts
Jameson Ma - Vice Chair, Online Programs Committee; Bookoff McAndrews



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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.

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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:
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AIPLA has sought CLE accreditation* in the following states for credit(s): 
  • CLE accreditations updated upon receipt. 
​Alabama ​1.50 ​Louisiana Oregon
​Alaska 1.5​0
​Maine ​Pennsylvania ​1.50
​Arkansas ​1.50 Minnesota​ ​1.50 ​Rhode Island
​California ​1.50
​Mississippi ​1.50 ​South Carolina ​1.50
​Colorado 2.00 ​Missouri ​1.80 ​Tennessee ​1.50
​Delaware ​Montana ​1.50 Texas
​Florida ​2.00 ​Nebraska ​1.50 ​Utah (self-study)
​Georgia ​Nevada ​Vermont 1.50​
​Hawaii 1.5​0 ​New Jersey
​1.80 ​Virginia ​1.50
​Idaho ​New Mexico
​Illinois ​1.50 ​New York
1.50​ West Virginia
​Indiana ​1.50 ​North Carolina

​Iowa ​2.00 ​North Dakota
​1.50 ​Wyoming ​1.50
​Kansas ​Ohio
​Kentucky ​1.50 ​Oklahoma


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