2018 Conference Presentations

2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference Session Presentations

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Pre-conference Session: Special Half-Day “Bootcamp” (For Lawyers With Less than 3 years in PTAB Practice)
Pre-conference Session: Special Half-Day “Master Class” (For Experienced Lawyers)
Pre-Conference Session: Comparing the PTAB to Other Forums Around the World

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Opening Keynote
General Session 1 – Insights from the PTAB Bench (no powerpoint presentation)
General Session 2 – Patent Owners and Petitioners Weigh In (no powerpoint presentation)
General Session 3 – View from the Federal Circuit
PTAB Bar Association Business Meeting
Concurrent Session 1A – The Rise of Biosimilar Challenges
Concurrent Session 1B – An Exploration of the Ever-Changing Law on CBMs and Section 101
Concurrent Session 2A – Leveraging the Ex Parte Process
Concurrent Session 2B – PTAB Trends and Hot Topics
General Session 4 – Navigating the Interplay of Parallel Litigation with a PTAB Proceeding
General Session 5 – The Role of Legislation and Rule Making

General Session: A Conversation with Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Friday, March 23, 2018
General Session 6 – Supreme Court Review: A Foundational Shift at the PTAB?
General Session 7 – Delving Into Complex and Less-Common Issues in PTAB Practice
General Session 8 – Ethics Before PTAB