USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2013


On March 27, 2013 John Dragseth (Twin Cities) spokeon a panel addressing the critical subject of appeals of contested proceedings from the PTAB to the Federal Circuit. The program focuses on the role of post-grant USPTO proceedings as component of a litigation strategy, including pre-trial and post-trial options. Although the course will focus on strategic considerations, common procedural traps for the unwary will also be identified. The relative advantages and disadvantages of the various proceedings are explained both from the perspective of the Patentee and Third Party. Perspectives of the judiciary are presented, including case studies of well-known disputes. Insight to the organization, operation and procedures of the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Central Reexamination Unit, and Office of Patent Legal Administration are discussed.

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