USPTO PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour – Live at Southern University

Are you a patent or trademark attorney who appears before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and/or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)? Are you interested in learning about intellectual property law or practicing before the PTAB or TTAB? If so, you should join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Southern University for in-person PTAB/TTAB proceedings on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Practitioners and students will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe judges and counsel in action during the PTAB and TTAB proceedings
  • Attend a judge panel on oral advocacy best practices moderated by PTAB judge Georgianna Braden. Panelists will include TTAB judges Cynthia Lynch and Marc Thurmon and PTAB judges Ifti Ahmed and Stacey White
  • Learn about the structure and format of PTAB proceedings and TTAB opposition proceedings
  • Join a networking reception after the proceedings and educational sessions

The program is free, but space is limited. We encourage you to register. If you have questions, email Marina A. Biragova, Director for Intellectual Property & Business Programs at SULC at

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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