PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference


Fish Principals Karl Renner and Tom Rozylowicz, both of the Washington, DC office, will speak at the PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference, March 1-3, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. Panel details are below.

Fish is also a proud sponsor of the event.

This inaugural conference brings together practitioners, students, and members of the bench for dynamic discussions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and best practices, case updates, and more. CLE credit is available.

March 1, 2017
PTAB Bootcamp: Overview of the PTAB: IPRs, PGRs, CBMs, Appeals
1:00 - 1:30PM ET
An overview discussion of the who, what, and when of inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method review, and appeals. The “who” will address the general questions that need to be addressed to see if your client is eligible to file one of these proceedings. The “what” will address the general questions about what patents are eligible for each type of review and what may be raised in each of these proceedings. And the “when” will address the timing limitations for each of these proceedings.

David Higer, Kirkland & Ellis

Tom Rozylowicz, Fish & Richardson
Jim Sherwood, Google

March 2, 2017
PTAB Trends and Hot Topics
1:45 - 2:30PM ET
This panel will focus on trends that have potential to significantly alter existing PTAB practices, both with respect to practice and jurisprudence. For instance, the panel will address trends in PTAB utilization and outcome, as well as trends relating to appeals (e.g., volume, remand vs. reversal and outcomes). The panel will also touch upon trends in CBM eligibility as exemplified by the Unwired Planet decision. As for hot topics, the panel will address implications of the Shaw and HP cases on estoppel will be discussed, as exemplified by recent District Court rulings (e.g., Judge Robinson’s Order in Intellectual Ventures v. Toshiba), and it will address heightened pleadings requirements relating to evidence and arguments newly introduced after institution. In particular, the panel will discuss the Dell v Acceleron, NuVasive, and Magnum Oil Tools decisions. The discussion of these cases will also include a discussion of the burden required to preserve issues for appeal relative to waiver and a consideration of the various ways in which parties attempted to combat the introduction of late evidence and arguments.

Karl Renner, Fish & Richardson

Steven Chiang, RPX Corporation
Philip Johnson, Johnson & Johnson
Srikala Atluri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise