The Intersection of the PTO and the Courts 2017

Please join Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO, and judges from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, as the USTPO participates in the Federal Circuit Bar Association and Wayne State University Law School program, The Intersection of the PTO and the Courts 2017.

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            Agenda

9:30-10:00am          

Registration

10:00-10:10am

Introduction

10:10-10:50am

Best Practices before PTAB 

Panel 1
Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent and Trademark office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Judge Beverly Bunting, United States Patent and Trademark office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board   
Judge David McKone, United States Patent and Trademark office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board            

11:00-11:10am

Break

11:10-12:00pm

A view from the Bench

Panel 2
Circuit Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III., United States Court of Appeals  for the Federal Circuit
District Judge Avern L. Cohn, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director, Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

1:00-1:50pm

New TTAB Rules and the effects of B&B Hardware on TTAB Rules

Panel 3:
Judge George Pologeorgis, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office 
Anessa Owen Kramer, Partner, Honigman, Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLC Attorneys and Counselors 
Colleen Shovlin, Intellectual Property Attorney, Reising Etherington
Pete N. Tassie, Chief Trademark Counsel, Ford Motor Company 

1:50-2:00pm

Break

2:00-3:00pm

Ex Parte and Inter Partes Patent Appeals Concerning Obviousness 

Panel 4:
William G. Abbatt, Shareholder, Brooks Kushman, PC
Frank A. Angileri, Shareholder and Co-Chair Post-Grant Proceedings, Brooks Kushman, PC
Eric M. Dobrusin, shareholder, Dobrusin Law Firm, PC

3:00-3:15pm

Closing Remarks

3:30-5:00pm

MI IP Inn of Court Reception/Tours of Detroit PTO