Regional Event at USPTO Silicon Valley Office


Please join us on July 12, 2017, for an afternoon with the PTAB Bar Association and the USPTO Silicon Valley Office for our next regional presentation!


The PTAB Bar Association is pleased to announce the second of its regional events with USPTO offices around the country. This time, the PTAB Bar Association is honored to partner with the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Office to provide an introduction and an inside look at the Office on July 12, 2017. There will be a tour of the Office, as well as a demonstration of some of the available facilities for conducting oral hearings and Examiner interviews. Following the tour and demonstration, PTAB Bar Association members will moderate a panel with PTAB Administrative Patent Judges to discuss timely topics in PTAB post grant proceedings. This should be an interesting and informative look at PTAB practice through the lens of the USPTO West Coast Regional Director, PTAB Administrative Patent Judges, and members of the PTAB Bar Association. All practitioners, students, and others interested in PTAB practice or the Silicon Valley USPTO 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.


This regional event will take place at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 26 S. 4th Street, San Jose, California 95113, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on July 12, 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. John Cabeca, USPTO West Coast Regional Director

II. Tour and presentation on the USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Office, including discussion and guidance on conducting PTAB oral argument [1:45 pm – 3:00 pm]

A. John Cabeca, USPTO West Coast Regional Director
B. Lead Administrative Patent Judge Kevin Turner
C. Administrative Patent Judge Christopher Ogden

III. Administrative Patent Judge Panel Discussion [3:00 pm – 4:00 pm]

A. Administrative Patent Judges Christa Zado, Kevin Trock, and Adam Pyonin
B. Moderator: Frank Bernstein, Partner, Singularity LLP, Redwood Shores, CA; Program Committee, PTAB Bar Association


Please register at this link . Registration will be open through July 12, 2017.

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Visitors are required to show a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.