PTAB Inventor Hour webinar – Episode 8

Are you an inventor or new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) proceedings?

Join us on Thursday, May 26, at noon ET, for the next PTAB Inventor Hour webinar to learn more about ex parte appeals, America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, and PTAB operations.

Each Inventor Hour webinar episode covers the basics about an ex parte appeal or AIA proceeding. Sessions feature useful and interesting information, such as practice tips and case studies. The webinars also introduce an administrative patent judge or a PTAB staff member, so you can learn more about the Board's decision-makers and those working behind the scenes.   

Episode 8 will cover these topics:

  • Meet a Judge: A conversation with Administrative Patent Judge Terrence McMillin
  • Ex Parte Appeal Byte: When to file an ex parte appeal or file a petition to the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Hearing Byte: AIA oral hearings
  • Overview of the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program 

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.

This event is part of a series: Inventor Hour