Post Grant Patent CLE

For those seeking CLE in the coming months, there are numerous upcoming options. The Spring Meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL) will convene on April 3-5th in Arlington Virginia. On Thursday April 4th, the meeting will kick off with the program “Patentability Trials of the AIA: The First 120 Days.” I will participate in a plenary session with Trial Section Lead, Hon. Michael Tierney of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. (PTAB)

For those having a particular interest in business method and software patents, I will be speaking at the American University Washington College of Law program entitled: iWars: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Challenges to the Validity of Computer-Implemented Business Method Patents in the Wake of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 on April 12th.

On April 11th and 12th my partner Todd Baker will be speaking in Dallas Texas on Nuances and strategies for successfully prosecuting and defending IPRs, PGRs, CBMRs before the Board at the AIPLA’s Advanced Practice Under the America Invents Act.

The Practicing Law Institute’s USPTO Post Grant Trials- 2013 (now in its 4th year) will also be making 3 more stops across the country. This year’s program, which I am pleased to chair, coincides with the release of the new treatise entitled Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, the remaining stops include: