USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015


Karl Renner will speak at Practising Law Institute’s seminar, “USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015,” on April 17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Please see below for more information on Karl’s presentation.

1:45 pm
PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC

Practice before the PTAB, especially effective advocacy, is unique relative to more traditional courtroom practices. The PTAB oral hearing that the end of the trial is akin to an appellate oral argument of one or two hours with live testimony being a rare exception. Appeals from the PTAB are taken to the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The volume of PTAB appeals heading to the Federal Circuit in 2014 will be substantial. Best practices for preparing for oral argument before the PTAB will be presented, as well as developing the record for CAFC review and presenting winning appeals to the CAFC.

Speakers: Erika Harmon Arner, Karl Renner