LEAP first anniversary event

Join the USPTO in celebrating the successful first year of the Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP)! Register today for the program, which will feature an overview of LEAP, as well as a panel discussion regarding development opportunities for newer practitioners.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Chief Judge Scott Boalick will deliver introductory remarks and Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, will deliver a keynote address. Distinguished guest panelists include

  • Julie Mar-Spinola, Chair of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President of Legal Operations, of Finjan Holdings, Inc. 
  • Kathi Vidal, Silicon Valley Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Ian Soule, Associate, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
  • Michelle Ankenbrand, Lead Judge, USPTO PTAB.

Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to LEAP@uspto.gov.

The webinar is free and open to all. Captioning service will be provided.

Register here.

LEAP encourages the professional development of patent attorneys and agents appearing before the PTAB through increased opportunities for oral advocacy. Learn more about LEAP..