September 12-14, 2021 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Strategies and Tactics for Winning at the PTAB

Sarah Spires
Scott McKeown
Nicholas Matich
Jim Carmichael
13 Sep 2021
11:15 am
Knowles IP Strategies Ballroom
Strategies for Winning at the PTAB

Strategies and Tactics for Winning at the PTAB

RegisterCLEThe preliminary proceeding of an AIA Trial is perhaps the most critical period for patent owners. With an increased interest in discretionary denials and a rebalancing in the application of patent owner testimonial evidence, the patent owner must act quickly and decisively to halt the proceeding. If a patent owner is not successful at this stage, a PTAB Trial starts with institution and then concludes in a final written decision (FWD). Numerous pitfalls and opportunities exist from preliminary proceeding to FWD.

Topics will include: challenging petitions on discretionary matters under 314(a); 325(d); preliminary response evidence; petition preparation; joint defense dynamics; development of declaration testimony; briefing matters of significance, not wasting money on distractions, direct testimony, cross-examination, and the Amendment Pilot program.

Approved for 1 hour of MCLE in Texas.