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Moderator: Prati Khanduri, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC


So the Federal Circuit Remanded Your Case Back to the PTAB: Issues Remanded for Further Consideration
Bridget Smith discusses what happens after a successful appeal of a PTAB decision to the Federal Circuit, including timelines and how the board addresses issues remanded for further consideration. 
Bridget Smith, Lowenstein & Weatherwax, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

PTAB Opinions on Discretionary Institution
What factors cause the PTAB to exercise its discretion to deny institution? And how has the PTAB applied these factors, and what can practitioners do to avoid discretionary denial?
Rob Lytle, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

What You Need to Know about Recent Changes in AIA Trial Proceedings
A discussion on key cases and issues for Federal Circuit appeals of AIA trial proceedings and co-pending district court and IPR proceedings.
Scott McKeown, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Washington, DC

Winning Strategies on What to Argue Before the PTAB
: Anticipating and Defusing the Unexpected
Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings, LLP, Washington, DC


  • Khanduri Photo Khanduri, Pratibha

    Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox | Associate

    Pratibha Khanduri, Ph.D., is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice group.
  • Rob Lytle Photo Lytle, Rob

    Microsoft Corporation | Assistant General Counsel

    Robert B. Lytle is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. His practice focuses on patent litigation. Mr. Lytle currently serves as the Finance Officer of the ABA IPL Section.
  • McKeown Photo McKeown, Scott A.

    Ropes & Gray LLP | Partner

    Scott McKeown is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation practice and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group.
  • Modi Photo Modi, Naveen

    Paul Hastings, LLP | Partner, Litigation Department

    Naveen Modi is the Global Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property group at Paul Hastings, overseeing the firm’s Global Intellectual Property group consisting of more than 100 attorneys.
  • Smith Photo Smith, Bridget

    Relativity Space | Assistant General Counsel and Head of IP

    Bridget Smith is Assistant General Counsel and Head of Intellectual Property at Relativity Space, an American aerospace manufacturing company that develops manufacturing technologies, launch vehicles, and rocket engines for commercial orbital launch services.