A Deeper Dive on the Administrative Procedures Act

May 8, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


60 Minutes of MCLE

A Deeper Dive on the Administrative Procedure Act: How the USPTO Uses it and What That Means For the IP Community 

Introductions and Background on the USPTO Rulemaking Process under the APA
Moderator:  Brian Stanton, Stanton Consulting Services, LLC, Alachua, FL


Balancing the Appeals and Petitions Processes: Potentials, Limits, and Minefields
Paul Kitch, Greer Burns & Crain, Chicago, IL

Obtaining Judicial Review Under the APA: Promises and Pitfalls
Andrew M. Grossman, Baker Hostetler, Washington, DC

Presented by the Patent Agents and Patent-Relations with the USPTO Committees


  • Grossman Photo Grossman, Andrew M.

    Baker Hostetler | Partner

    Andrew Grossman is co-leader of the firm's national appellate practice.
  • Kitch Photo Kitch, Paul

    Greer Burns & Crain | Partner

    Paul R. Kitch is a partner with Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago with significant experience in IP prosecution, litigation, and client counseling.
  • Placeholder Image Male Stanton, Brian

    Stanton Consulting | Principal

    Brian R. Stanton, Ph.D. trained as a molecular geneticist specializing in cancer research. After post graduate work utilizing embryonic stem cell technology to study animal development, he joined the US Patent and Trademark Office where he spent 12 years working in biopharmaceutical patenting.