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A Year in Review: PTAB Practice Updates, the Impact of COVID, and Lessons Learned Along the Way - May 25, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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The AIA Trials Committee presents:

A Year in Review: PTAB Practice Updates, the Impact of COVID, and Lessons Learned Along the Way

Please join us for a fireside chat with Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney concerning updates to PTAB practice in the past year.

Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney

Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board



George “Trey” Lyons, III

Partner
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT

WHERE:

Zoom - Event link will be sent after registration.

REGISTRATION:

This event is free for IPLAC.

Please click here to register.  

Since its creation, parties have filed thousands of petitions to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Today, these proceedings and the PTAB are a significant aspect of every major patent litigation, but the contours of these proceedings continue to change. On top of these changes, COVID has presented a particularly difficult landscape for most practice areas, including patent litigation, but PTAB practice has persevered. In light of the changes and challenges in the past year, Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney and MBHB partner George “Trey” Lyons, III will take a look at these topics and the impact they have on AIA Trial Proceedings, including: discretionary denials, motion to amend pilot program, § 101, and appealability, as well the lessons learned from COVID that will influence PTAB practice moving forward.