Meet the USPTO Deputy Director and learn more about eligibility to practice before the USPTO

Join the next Boardside Chat webinar for a fireside chat with the USPTO’s Deputy Director Derrick Brent, moderated by Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Supervisory Patent Attorney Krista Flanagan. Attendees will also have the chance to hear from PTAB Acting Vice Chief Judge Scott Moore and Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) Staff Attorney Jennifer Harchick about the two new Federal Register Notice Request for Comments aimed at expanding opportunities to practice before the agency, namely Expanding opportunities to appear before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Expanding admission criteria for registration to practice in patent cases before the USPTO.   

Stakeholders may submit comments in response to both Requests for Comments until January 17, 2023. 

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.  Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to

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

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This event is part of a series: PTAB Boardside Chat