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  • Reminder: PatentsPostGrant.Com Free Webinar Tomorrow Leveraging PTAB Trial Records in the District Court  Tomorrow, is the September edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series (September [email protected]:30PM (est)). The webinar is entitled: Leveraging PTAB Trial Records in Concurrent Litigation (speakers: Scott McKeown & Greg Gardella).  As the title suggests, the webinar will focus on utilizing PTAB fact finding and decisions in case dispositive pleadings, Markman and more. Register (HERE). (or copy the following link into your web browser: to https://oblon.webex.com/oblon/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0f385735ab0c84ab7bd0b15e722d42a3  The formal portion of the PatentsPostGrant.com webinar will begin at 12:30 Eastern... More
  • PTAB Bar Association Launches Today 30 Years Since the Formation of the Last National IP Bar Association  What better day to launch the new Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association than on the 5th year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA). I am honored to have been involved with the creation of the only bar association solely dedicated to practice before the PTAB, and to serve on its inaugural Board of Directors. The organization will help establish best practices for this unique forum, foster... More
  • The Evolution of PTAB Trials Four Years of PTAB Trials I've read quite a few AIA retrospectives over the last week in the run up to Friday's AIA anniversary. Almost all pose the rhetorical question: "who could have predicted the PTAB would become so impactful?" Well, for starters anyone up to their armpits in NPE lawsuits with the only available USPTO solution being patent reexamination, that's who.  Prior to the AIA the pent up rage/demand for a more effective USPTO post-grant challenge solution was palpable. For... More
  • PatentsPostGrant September Webinar Leveraging a PTAB Trial Record in the District Court  Next week, the September edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com free webinar series will be held on Wednesday September [email protected]:30PM (est). The September webinar is entitled: Leveraging PTAB Trial Records in Concurrent Litigation (speakers: Scott McKeown & Greg Gardella).  As the title suggests, the webinar will focus on utilizing PTAB fact finding and decisions in case dispositive pleadings, Markman and more. Register (HERE). (or copy the following link into your web browser: to https://oblon.webex.com/oblon/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0f385735ab0c84ab7bd0b15e722d42a3  The formal portion of the... More
  • Fall PTAB CLE & More After Final Practice & Leveraging PTAB Records in Court - September 2016  For those seeking some CLE this September there are a number of upcoming patent programs.  First up, a prosecution topic, this Thursday September 8th (1PM-230 EST), Strafford Publications presents: After-Final Practice: Navigating Expanding PTO Options to Compact Patent Prosecution.  The program will cover efficient prosecution practices in view of the expanding after-final landscape at the USPTO. Topics include Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3), After-Final Consideration Pilot 2.0, Pre-Appeal Conference Requests & Appeal.... More