AIA Post-Grant Patent Practice Conference
February 19 - 20, 2014
The America Invents Act led to significant changes in the American patent system. One such change is the creation of post-grant patent review. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), in cooperation with Bloomberg BNA, is hosting this two-day, CLE credit eligible conference about this new procedure. This conference will be based on the Bloomberg BNA treatise Post-Grant Patent Practice, which was authored by four former Administrative Patent Judges. The treatise will be distributed to each attendee as part of the materials – a $395 value!
The first day of the event will give an overview of the statutory and regulatory basis for post-grant practice and will discuss how post-grant practice has evolved over its first year. The second day will feature mock demonstrations of the various hearings that occur during post-grant review. These demonstrations will feature prominent attorneys who have significant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Actual Administrative Patent Judges have been invited to judge these mock demonstrations. Finally, the event will feature luncheon addresses by the Honorable Randall Rader and Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
• Experts practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including former Administrative Patent Judges, will explain (i) the fundamentals of the various post-grant patent procedures, including the new reviews under the America Invents Act (AIA), (ii) how the various procedures are being administered by the PTAB and the Federal Circuit, and (iii) how the new legislation would impact them, if enacted. They will also explain why and how the new AIA reviews are likely to have an enormous effect on patent litigation, shifting the trial of patent disputes from U.S. District Courts to the PTAB.
• A panel of post-grant patent practice experts, including counsel for the parties Fresenius and Baxter, will discuss the recent case Fresenius USA v. Baxter International and how post-grant patent practice in the USPTO is impacting and will continue to impact litigation in U.S. District Courts.
• During “mock” interviews and hearings, post-grant patent practice experts will argue before Administrative Patent Judges key issues that have been raised in the new reviews, giving attendees the opportunity to learn directly from Administrative Patent Judges and experienced practitioners about how to represent clients before the PTAB in the new review proceedings.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Intellectual property attorneys; litigators bringing actions before the PTAB.
Program Level: Intermediate
Credit Available: CLE (14 credit hours – pending)