Santa Clara Law welcomes representatives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including members of the Office of Patent Quality and administrative patent judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, to a full day conference on recent initiatives to enhance patent quality and PTAB proceedings.
The conference will conclude with a live PTAB hearing in Ariosa v. Illumina (IPR 2014-01093) (pending approval).
- The Enhanced Quality Initiative, featuring a USPTO Discussion of the stakeholder feedback and how the initiatives may impact practice before the USPTO.
- Drafting Applications to Survive and Thrive During Examination and Trial in light of recent case law
- The State of the Board
- Hot issues in PTAB trails, including coordination of district court cases and PTAB proceedings, appeals to the federal circuit, and any changes imposed by patent.
- And more!
CLE will be available.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM (Schedule subject to change)
|Part I. Patent Quality Initiative, Version 2.0: What it Means to You|
|9:10am||Overview of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative|
|9:45am||Achieving Clarity of the Record; Best Practices for Drafting Quality Patent Application|
|11:00am||Improving Patent Quality Through Remote Examiner Interviews|
|11:30am||The PTO’s New Patent Quality Metrics|
|12:00pm||Lunch and Keynote Speaker, USPTO Deputy Director Russ Slifer|
|Part II. Trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board: New Rules, Hot Issues and a Live Hearing|
|1:30pm||State of the Board|
|1:50pm||Overview of Proposed Changes to AIA Trial Rules at the PTAB|
|2:20pm||The View of the Bar on Proposed Rule Changes: Audience Questions and Feedback||2:45pm||Hot Issues in PTAB Trials|
|3:50pm||Live PTAB Hearing|
Pre-registration is required and available until COB Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Refund will be made only if cancellation is received by AIPLA no later than August 14, 2015 and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 703-415-0786. No refunds or credit will be issues for cancellations received after August 14, 2015.
|Government||$95 – NO FEE for USPTO personnel to attend|
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For more complete information and updates, please refer to the AIPLA webpage.