Hosting Program on Ex Parte Appeals and AIA Trials

The Dallas USPTO is hosting a program in its Regional Office on Thursday, January 7th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. local time focused on tips and strategies for filing and managing ex parte appeals and AIA trials.

Specifically, the agency will begin the program with a tour of the new office followed by an overview of PTAB operations. Then, attendees may participate in small break-out sessions lead by local administrative patent judges to discuss (1) AIA trials; (2) ex parte appeals; (3) successful briefing; and (4) oral advocacy skills. Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet the new Regional Director Hope Shimabuku, on her first day at the Dallas USPTO.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To RSVP, please send an email to