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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

PTAB Year-in-Review

  • 01/23/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Embassy Suites by Hilton, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922


  • Must be a full time student who can attend the lunch followed by the CLE seminar

Registration is closed

This half-day seminar will cover important and interesting PTAB developments from 2019. Learn the finer points of issues related to post-grant proceedings, including sovereign immunity, real-parties-in-interest, and discretionary denials of IPRs. The program will also address the impact of the Supreme Court’s SAS decision on IPRs and will discuss potential strategies for patent owners to mitigate the effects of post-grant proceedings.

12:00 – 12:45 Registration and Lunch

12:45 – 12:55 Welcome Remarks by Aleksandra King, Commvault Systems, Inc., NJIPLA Vice President

12:55 – 1:00 Introduction Remarks by Matthew Hartman, Akin Gump, PTAB Chair

1:00 – 1:50 Tips to Mitigate the Effect of IPRs

Ruben H. Munoz and Jason Weil, Akin Gump

1:50 – 2:40 PTAB Precedential Decisions on Discretion to Institute Inter Partes Review

Angela Verrecchio, Johnson & Johnson, and Daniel Goettle, Baker Hostetler

2:40 – 3:00 Refreshment Break

3:00 – 3:30 A View from the PTAB Bench

PTAB Judge Robert Weinschenk

3:30 – 4:20 Impact of SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu on PTAB Institutions and Proceedings

Mark J. Feldstein, Finnegan

4:20 – 5:10 Update on Supreme Court decisions that will impact PTAB Proceedings

Christopher Loh, Venable LLP

5:10 – 5:15 Closing Remarks

Course Materials (89 pages)

Thank You To Our Sponsor!

CLE: All credits are pending confirmation.
New Jersey: 4.5 Credits
New York: 4.5 Credits
Pennsylvania: 4.0 Credits

Free self-parking. Park in the rear to easily access the main entrance to the American Beauty Rooms A and B (Level 2).

Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus will be available to and from Embassy Suites and Berkeley Heights Train Station or Netherwood Train Station during the program. When you arrive at the train station, please call (908) 897-1970.