National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA): NAPABA 2017 Western Regional Conference

Fish is proud to support the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2017 Western Regional Conference, July 20-22, in San Jose, CA. Fish Principal, and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair, Karl Renner, will present “Game-Changing Effects of AIA Trials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.” Panel details are below.

APABA Silicon Valley’s mission is to foster professional development, advocacy and community involvement for Silicon Valley’s Asian Pacific American legal community, and to promote justice and equality for all.

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00AM PT
Game-Changing Effects of AIA Trials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

In 2012, the America Invents Act (AIA) created new proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for challenging patent validity. Since their inception, AIA trials have been an instant hit for defendants accused of patent infringement and have had dramatic effects on patent litigation practice and strategies. This program will examine critical issues relating to AIA trials, including recent AIA trial statistics, effects on patent infringement litigation practice, estoppel effects in the USPTO and district courts, and differing claim construction standards. The program will also address patent prosecution strategies for obtaining patents that will more likely withstand AIA challenges.


John K. Kim, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Diana Luo, Senior, Associate General Counsel, Walmart Global eCommerce
Deanna L. Kwong, IP Litigation Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company
Karl Renner, Principal & Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair, Fish & Richardson