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2020 PTAB Bar Association Conference Postponed

The PTAB Bar Association has made the difficult decision to postpone this week’s conference in light of the increasing spread of COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the present situation today, especially given the recent COVID-19 cases including a report in the neighborhood adjacent the conference location in the Washington D.C. area.  This was an extremely …

PTAB Bar Association’s Women at the PTAB Report Released

​PTAB Bar Association presents Women at the PTAB   On the heels of its Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials list, the PTAB Bar Association has released its inaugural report on Women at the PTAB. Prepared by the Association’s Women’s Committee, the Report is the culmination of a two-year-long focus on women in trial practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial & Appeal …

Inaugural Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials List Released

Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials WASHINGTON, DC – The PTAB Bar Association published its inaugural Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials list. This special publication, released by the Association’s Women’s Committee as part of a two-year long focus on women practicing before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board, recognizes …

Announcements from the PTAB Bar Association Board of Directors

Board Adopts Policy Statement of the PTAB Bar Association Regarding Diversity and Inclusion Reaffirming the member values expressed in the Association’s founding charter, the Board has approved a new Diversity and Inclusion Policy that is intended to help guide and enhance all Association activities. Thank you to the Diversity Committee for spearheading this important initiative. The PTAB Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.   Members Invited to Participate in Both Affinity and Substantive Committees All PTAB Bar Association members …

A special edition of the PTAB Roundup:

  A special edition of the PTAB Roundup: PTAB issues new claim construction rule. The USPTO published a final rule changing the claim construction standard applied during IPR, PGR, and CBM effective November 13, 2018. The new rule replaces the “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard with the federal court claim construction standard articulated in Phillips v. AWH …

Speakers Announced for the Appeals to the PTAB and Program Committees Webinar

  PTAB Bar Association  Speakers Announced for the Appeals to the PTAB and Program Committees Webinar Revised PTAB Standard Operating Procedures:  Practical Implications and Analysis Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00PM ET   On September 21st, the PTAB released substantially revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to procedures for panel assignment, the precedential/informative designation process, and …