Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB

June 12, 2013
Strafford Publications
Webinar/Teleconference: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT

The America Invents Act created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as part of its overhaul of post-grant patent practice before the USPTO. Among the significant changes are new options, including inter partes review and the transitional program for covered business method patents.

2012 saw a record number of post-grant proceedings, and it is proving to provide a viable and cost-saving alternative to patent litigation.

The evolution of validity based patent challenges before the PTAB impacts litigators, in-house counsel and stakeholders. Counsel must understand the many aspects of post-grant practice to work with patent holders and challengers to leverage the new PTAB practice and develop strategic approaches.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys examines the new post-grant practice and offers best practices for counsel to patentees and third parties in inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business method challenges.

Outline

I.Inter partes review

A.Best practices for patentees

B.Best practices for third parties

II.Post-grant review

A.Best practices for patentees

B.Best practices for third parties

III.Covered business method patent challenges

A.Best practices for patentees

B.Best practices for third parties

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

•How has post-grant practice been transformed since the America Invents Act?

•What are the best practices for the new post-grant review and inter partes review?

•What are the strategic approaches for counsel dealing with covered business method patent challenges?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

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