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2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference Agenda Announced, Registration Open

The 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place March 14 – 15, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 13. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more! Presentations …

Announcements from the PTAB Bar Association Board of Directors

Board Adopts Policy Statement of the PTAB Bar Association Regarding Diversity and Inclusion Reaffirming the member values expressed in the Association’s founding charter, the Board has approved a new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that is intended to help guide and enhance all Association activities. Thank you to the Diversity Committee for spearheading this important initiative. The PTAB Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.   Members Invited to Participate in Both Affinity and Substantive Committees All PTAB Bar Association members …

A special edition of the PTAB Roundup:

  A special edition of the PTAB Roundup: PTAB issues new claim construction rule. The USPTO published a final rule changing the claim construction standard applied during IPR, PGR, and CBM effective November 13, 2018. The new rule replaces the “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard with the federal court claim construction standard articulated in Phillips v. AWH …

Speakers Announced for the Appeals to the PTAB and Program Committees Webinar

  PTAB Bar Association  Speakers Announced for the Appeals to the PTAB and Program Committees Webinar Revised PTAB Standard Operating Procedures:  Practical Implications and Analysis Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00PM ET   On September 21st, the PTAB released substantially revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to procedures for panel assignment, the precedential/informative designation process, and …

Registration Now Open for the PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit

PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit Education Program & Networking Reception Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Westin Alexandria Registration Is Open!   In conjunction with meetings of the PTAB Bar Association’s Board of Directors and committee leaders, approximately 100 members of the general PTAB Bar Association membership will join Association leadership and invited APJs for two …

PTAB Bar Association & Chicago-Kent Joint Conference

PTAB Bar Association & Chicago-Kent Joint Conference Patent Practice from the PTAB to Supreme Court Friday, September 21, 2018 Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL The PTAB Bar Association invites you to attend a joint conference hosted by the PTAB Bar Association and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The joint conference …

Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

I write on behalf of the PTAB Bar Association (the “Association”) to respond to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) invitation for comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, published at 83 Fed. …

SAS Institute Summary for the PTAB Bar Association

Drafted by Raghav Bajaj (Haynes & Boone) Edited by Michael Babbitt (Jenner & Block) and Jason Stach (Finnegan) The fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu will affect Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice for years to come. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court found that when the Board …