LEAP to Chambers – Detroit

Are you new to practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)? Sign up to attend LEAP to Chambers in the USPTO’s Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit. This event will take place in-person on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2-4:30 p.m. ET.

The Legal Experience and Advancement Program, or LEAP, was created to help less experienced practitioners gain standup courtroom opportunities in PTAB ex parte appeal and AIA proceedings. The program also offers free legal training in oral advocacy skills. 

LEAP to Chambers provides LEAP-eligible practitioners an insider perspective on practicing before PTAB. These "LEAPers" will visit the Midwest Regional Office in Detroit for a PTAB judge-guided tour of PTAB’s facilities. They will also learn oral and written advocacy tips from PTAB judges.  

Preference will be given to LEAP-eligible attorneys and agents who have not participated in prior LEAP events.

To participate, please apply by Monday, June 3, 2024. The purpose of this event is to facilitate small group interaction, so space is limited. If selected, you will be notified approximately one month before the event.

Apply here

More information about LEAP is available on our LEAP webpage

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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