PTAB Inventor Hour

Inventor Hour webinars are for independent inventors and those new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice. The sessions cover PTAB proceeding basics, i.e., ex parte appeals and America Invents Act (AIA) trials, as well as other useful information for practicing before the Board such as oral hearing protocols, statistics, and more.

For notification of upcoming Inventor Hour webinars, please visit the USPTO Subscription Center, and be sure to select the “Patent Trial and Appeal Board” box when subscribing.

Past events

Oct 27, 2022 - Virtual

Join the USPTO on Thursday, October 27 at noon ET, for Episode 13 of the PTAB Inventor Hour webinar series to learn more about ex parte appeals, America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, and PTAB operations.

Sep 22, 2022 - Virtual

PTAB Inventor Hour - Episode 12 (September 22, 2022)

Inventor Hour, Episode 11 – Live from Invention-Con 2022

Learn about ex parte appeals, America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, and hearings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Inventor hour episode 9 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

PTAB Inventor Hour webinar – Episode 8

Apr 28, 2022 - Virtual

PTAB Inventor Hour - Episode 7 - April 28

PTAB Inventor Hour webinar - Episode 6

Episode 5 will include a conversation with an Administrative Patent Judge about their role at PTAB and how PTAB fits within the hierarchy of the patent adjudication forums.

Episode 4 will cover these topics: Meet a Supervisory Patent Attorney; Hearing Byte; Trial Byte; How PTAB Fits In; Inventor Case Study

Meet a judge and more at this webinar for independent inventors and those new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice.

Meet a member of the Board Operations Division and more at this webinar for independent inventors and those new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice.

Aug 26, 2021 - Virtual

The first webinar in this series for independent inventors and those new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice.