Inaugural Regional Event and Reception at USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office

Please join us for an afternoon with the PTAB Bar Association and the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office for our inaugural regional presentation and networking event!


The PTAB Bar Association is honored to partner with the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office to offer an introduction, discussion, and inside look at both the PTAB Bar Association and the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office on April 25, 2017. This promised to be an interesting, fun, and informative look at the PTAB practice through the lens of the Rocky Mountain Office Regional Director, PTAB Administrative Patent Judges, and members of the PTAB Bar Association. All practitioners, students, and others interested in PTAB practice or the Rocky Mountain Regional Office are invited to attend.

The PTAB Bar Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB. As part of its national outreach and engagement with members, prospective members, and other PTAB practitioners across the country, the PTAB Bar Association plans to offer events centered around USPTO regional offices in order to allow local attorneys, law students, and other interested in PTAB practice to meet members of the PTAB Bar Association and get to know their local USPTO regional office.


The inaugural regional event and reception will take place at the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office at 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on April 25, 2017. The agenda includes the following:

I. Welcome [1:30 pm – 1:45 pm]

A. Joe Palys, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP; Program Committee Chair, PTAB Bar Association
B. Molly Kocialski, USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Director

II. Tour and presentation on the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, including discussion and guidance on conducting PTAB oral argument [1:45 pm – 3:45 pm]

A. Molly Kocialski, USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Director
B. Administrative Patent Judge Jackie Harlow

III. Administrative Patent Judge Panel Discussion [4:00 pm – 5:00 pm]

A. Administrative Patent Judges Scott Moore and Jackie Harlow
B. Moderator: Joel Sayres, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, Denver, CO; Program Committee, PTAB Bar Association

IV. Networking Reception [5:00 pm – 6:30 pm]

A. Come meet and mingle with members of the PTAB Bar Association and Rocky Mountain Regional Office and other local practitioners!

Please register at this link by April 21, 2017.