Patent Quality Chat - Webinar

Topic:  AIA Trial Statistics from PTAB and Using AIA Trials to Enhance Patent Examination

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar continues its 2018 series in August with “AIA Trial Statistics from PTAB and Using AIA Trials to Enhance Patent Examination”.

Join us this month to hear about performance benchmarks of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for America Invents Act (AIA) trials highlighting inter partes reviews (IPRs).  IPRs are trial proceedings in which the PTAB reviews patentability in consideration of prior art (patents or printed publications) provided by third party petitioners.  It is this potential prior art that patent examiners are considering, in addition to their regular prior art search, during patent prosecution as part of the Post Grant Outcomes program.  An executive from Patents will be partnering with a PTAB judge to present how these programs work together to improve patent quality.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering your questions about AIA Trials and how patent examiners are leveraging them.  Please send your input and questions to before and during the event.

This webinar would be of interest to all those involved in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings.

No registration is necessary to attend; the Webinar Link to join is available in the left margin.

The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.