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 and panel discussions will include:

  • Claim Construction Final Rule: A New Complexity at the PTAB?
  • Insights from the PTAB Bench
  • Navigating the Interplay of Parallel Litigation with a PTAB Proceeding
  • Post-grant and Life Sciences
  • Party Crashers- The Role of Latent 101 and 112 Issues Arising In Post-Grant Matters
  • Current Best Practices in Ex parte Appeals
  • Estoppel and the Aftershocks of SAS Institute
  • The Role of Legislation and Rule Making
  • View from the Federal Circuit
  • Advanced Issues Related to Real Party-in-Interest and Privity Disputes
  • Ethics Before PTAB
  • Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Bootcamp”
  • Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Master Class”
  • Pre-Conference Session: Managing EPO Proceedings Alongside US Litigation


You can view the full agenda and session descriptions now. We invite you to register now!