The New PTAB Rules: How to Win in the Expanded Pre-Institution Battleground

08 April 2016 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Allison Jones
ajones@foley.com

Agenda

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central
On March 31, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) unveiled its new rules for post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which largely adopt the rules proposed in August 2015.

Beginning on or about May 1, 2016, patent owners will be permitted on the front end (pre-institution) to file a preliminary response introducing newly created expert declarations or evidence to rebut a petitioner’s case — an opportunity that will affect counsel, patent owners, and petitioners alike.

Join Foley Partners Stephen B. Maebius and Linda E.B. Hansen as they discuss how these important changes — and the one surprise among the new rules — will impact the current state of post-grant proceedings. Plus, get practical tips for preparing for a proceeding, filing a quality preliminary response, and preventing institution.

There is no cost to participate in this program, but pre-registration is required. To participate, please use the Register Now button above or simply register here. Instructions for accessing the program will be included in the registration confirmation email. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Allison Jones at ajones@foley.com.
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CLE
Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit hour. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must log in to the web portion on the date of the event and answer the CLE polling question; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the web conference via email.

Special Instructions for Kansas/New York/New Jersey CLE Credit
Those seeking Kansas, New York, and/or New Jersey CLE Credit are required to complete the Attorney Affirmation Form. Be sure to enter the five-digit code that will be provided during the presentation. Please email the form to Allison Jones at ajones@foley.com immediately following the program.

Important Information for New York Attorneys
This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only. Attorneys admitted two years or less are not eligible to earn CLE credit through the completion of courses in nontraditional formats.

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The New PTAB Rules: How to Win in the Expanded Pre-Institution Battleground

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Allison Jones
ajones@foley.com

Agenda

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central