2021 PTAB Bar Annual Conference


Join Fish Principals Karl Renner and Lauren Degnan as they lead two separate sessions during the 2021 Annual PTAB Bar Association Conference, September 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

Fish is proud to be a sponsor and founding member of this organization, whose goal is to bring together the nation’s best firms and industry leaders to encourage and facilitate the free flow of ideas regarding the evolving PTAB trial practice. Panel details are below.

PTAB Master Class
September 22, 1-3:15PM ET

The PTAB Master Class is for highly experienced PTAB trial practitioners. The session will include an interactive discussion of advanced topics that have developed over the past year. The Master Class will consist of two hour-long panels, with the first focusing on issues arising during an IPR/PGR trial and the second focusing on issues arising after the final written decision, including Director review.


  • David McCombs, Partner, Haynes Boone
  • Scott McKeown, Partner, Ropes & Gray


  • Lori Gordon, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Joe Palys, Partner, Paul Hastings
  • Lisa Mandrusiak, Director of IP, Roku
  • Monical Grewal, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Dan Girwood, VP & Head of Litigation, Samsung
  • Lauren Degnan, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Discussion with Acting Director
Thursday, September 23, 1:30 -2:00PM ET

This session will feature a live discussion with the acting director.

Moderator: Karl Renner, Principal, Fish & Richardson

To learn more, or to register, click here.