USPTO PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour – Live at NCCU

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is joining the North Carolina Central University School of Law (NCCU) to present in-person Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceeding on September 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

Practitioners and students will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe judges and counsel in action during the PTAB and TTAB proceedings
  • Attend a fireside chat with Derrick Brent, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
  • Learn about the structure and format of PTAB proceedings and TTAB opposition proceedings
  • Join a networking reception after the proceedings and educational sessions

Patent and trademark attorneys who appear before the PTAB and/or TTAB, and anyone interested in learning about intellectual property (IP) law or practicing before these administrative tribunals, should attend.

The program is free, but space is limited. Registration is encouraged. Contact Mr. Carl Smith of NCCU Law at if you have any questions.

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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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This event is part of a series: PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour