PTAB to Host “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series: Next Chat is on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2016.  The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and statistics as well as to regularly receive your feedback about the same. 

Please find below the schedule of upcoming Chats  on Tuesday, June 7th from Noon to 1 p.m.  All Chats are free and open to all.  Also, all Chats will include time for attendee questions and comment.

Please join us for this learning opportunity and dialogue with the PTAB!






Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

PTAB Statistics and Key Decisions

Chief Judge James Donald Smith

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Do’s and Don’ts for Ex Parte Appeals

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Discovery in AIA Trials

Panel of Practitioners and Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ask the Judges Questions

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Proposed AIA Trial Rules

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, February 2, 2016  

Ex parte reexam appeals v. regular appeals—differences and similarities

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, April 5, 2016  

Relationship between AIA proceedings, Reexamination proceedings and Reissue proceedings

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

Tuesday, June 7, 2016   How the Board handles decisions containing multiple arguments

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Judge Phillip Kaufman
  • Judge Kal Deshpande
Tuesday, August 2, 2016   Presentation of prior art in an AIA trial

Panel of Administrative Patent Judges

  • Judge Barry Grossman
  • Judge Kevin Chase
Tuesday, October 4, 2016  

Use of demonstratives and/or live and/or oral testimony at oral argument.  Presenting your case at oral argument to a panel including a remote judge.



Webcast Instructions for Tuesday, June 7th:


PTAB Boardside Chat Webinars

Event address for attendees:

Date and time:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)


1 hour

Event number:

994 178 459

Event password:


Audio conference:

Call-in toll number (US/Canada)


Access code: 994 178 459

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