Registration Now Open for the PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit

PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit
Education Program & Networking Reception

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Westin Alexandria

Registration Is Open!


In conjunction with meetings of the PTAB Bar Association’s Board of Directors and committee leaders, approximately 100 members of the general PTAB Bar Association membership will join Association leadership and invited APJs for two advanced PTAB CLE sessions followed by a networking reception.

The event will take place at the Westin Alexandria, conveniently located next to the USPTO. PTAB Judges have been invited and have expressed interest in participating in the education programming and networking reception.


CLE Sessions, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

-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, post-SAS remands, Section 101, and multiple proceedings in light of Sections 315(d) and 325(d).

-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 real parties in interest and privies, public availability of prior art, ex parte reexams and reissues in parallel with PTAB trials, objective indicia of nonobviousness, and precedential decisions.

Networking Reception, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Registration Fees: $95 member, $150 nonmember


Register Now!


The PTAB Bar Association is a 501(c)(6) organization. The cost of your membership dues and registration fees are not deductible as a charitable contribution. They may be deductible as a business expense, but you should check with your tax provider for specific guidance based on your individual circumstances. None of your dues will be used for lobbying activities.


Thank you to the sponsors of the PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit:

Event Sponsors

CLE Sponsor

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