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Post-Grant Webinar Series Library

"Section 101 Issues in Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTAB"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Presented by: Benjamin E. Evans

Various issues of patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 have arisen in post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In this webinar, attorney Benjamin E. Evans will discuss recent cases addressing Section 101 patent eligibility issues and will provide practical advice about how to approach these issues.

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"Deference on Appeal: Review of PTAB Decisions by the Federal Circuit"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Presented by: Gilberto E. Espinoza and Joseph P. Serge

In this webinar, attorneys Gilberto E. Espinoza and Joseph P. Serge will discuss the general trends found in the Federal Circuit’s review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions and highlight the important decisions that have imposed limits on the PTAB’s authority. Tips for appealing PTAB decisions will also be reviewed.

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"In the Arena: Oral Arguments Before the PTAB"
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Presented by: Richard L. Kaiser, Gilberto E. Espinoza, and Marshall J. Schmitt

A hybrid between appellate and jury trial closing arguments, oral arguments at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have proven to be a new form of advocacy requiring a special form of preparation. Attorneys Gilberto E. Espinoza, Richard L. Kaiser and Marshall J. Schmitt will discuss the many unique aspects of conducting an oral argument in an AIA Trial and share their front-line experiences to help you better understand how to succeed before the Board.

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"Grounds for Sanctions at the PTAB"
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Presented by: Melanie J. Reichenberger and Kenneth M. Albridge III

In order to prevent misuse of AIA proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has imposed sanctions and proposed Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials before the PTAB, including the requirement of Rule 11-type certification. Attorneys Melanie J. Reichenberger and Kenneth M. Albridge III will discuss the conduct that has given rise to such sanctions and the implications of the Board’s proposed rules.

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"Amending Claims Challenged in an Inter Partes Review"
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Presented by: Kevin P. Moran and Aaron K. Nodolf

Although patent owners have the ability to file a motion to amend claims challenged in an inter partes review, such motions are rarely granted by the Board. In this presentation, Attorneys Kevin P. Moran and Aaron K. Nodolf will cover the elements of a successful motion and further analyze alternative procedures for amending claims, such as reexamination, reissue, continuation and supplemental examination.

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