CLE Sessions, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Introductory Remarks, PTAB President Erika Arner
Session 1: Recent changes to PTAB practice have been remarkable and fast-paced. This panel presentation will address expected guidance from the USPTO, recent case law, and trends in the practice. We expect the panel will include APJs. Possible topics include claim construction, claim amendments, the revised Trial Practice Guide, post-SAS remands, Section 101, multiple proceedings in light of Sections 314(a), 315(d) and 325(d), ex parte reexams and reissue in parallel with PTAB trials, and precedential decisions.
Moderators: Naveen Modi, J. Steven Baughman
Speakers: Administrative Patent Judges Grace Obermann, Trevor Jefferson and Robert Weinschenk
Remarks from Acting Deputy Chief Judge Jacqueline Wright Bonilla
Session 2: This session will feature moderated interactive table discussions on some advanced topics in PTAB practice. We expect that this will offer the opportunity for meaningful small group discussions with APJs. Possible topics include: (1) real parties in interest and privies, (2) public availability of prior art, (3) objective indicia of nonobviousness, (4) strategy and practical changes post-SAS and under the revised Trial Practice Guide, (5) claim construction, and (6) section 112 issues.
Participants include: Administrative Patent Judges Tom Giannetti, Rama Elluru, Ken Barrett, James Moore, Kevin Cherry, Ryan McNamara, Josiah Cocks
Networking Reception, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm