PTAB Bar Association 2019 Annual Conference


Fish Principal and Post-Grant Co-Chair Karl Renner (DC) will moderate a panel, and Principal Tom Rozylowicz (DC) will teach the PTAB Master Class, at this year's PTAB Bar Association Annual Meeting, March 13-15, in Washington, DC.

Fish is proud to be a founding member and Diamond Seed Funder of this organization. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. Panel details are below.

Pre-conference Session: Half-Day "PTAB Master Class"
Wednesday, March 13
1:00PM - 3:45PM

This session is for highly experienced PTAB trial practitioners and will focus on advanced topics such as replies to preliminary responses, discovery, motions to amend, motions for supplemental information, motions for joinder, and estoppel.

Speaker: Tom Rozylowicz, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Concurrent Session 1- Claim Construction Final Rule: A New Complexity at the PTAB?
Thursday, March 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

This session will address implementation of the claim construction final rule in PTAB trials, including recent Board decisions illustrating their impact and updated strategies before the Board.

Moderator: Karl Renner, Principal, Fish & Richardson


  • John Whealan, Intellectual Property Advisory Board, Dean for Intellectual Property Law, George Washington University
  • Julie Han, Senior Litigation Counsel, Samsung
  • Tom Scott, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Personalized Media Communications
  • Hon. Michael Tierney, Patent Trial and Appeal Board


2010 PTAB Bar Annual Conference
March 13-15, 2019
Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC