2018 PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series

The PTAB is pleased to announce its “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2018.  The purpose of the Boardside Chats is to inform you on best practices before the Board as well as to address your questions regarding specific topics. 

Please find below the currently scheduled Chats.   All Chats are free and open to all.  Also, all Chats will include time for attendee questions and comment.

Please join us for this learning opportunity and dialogue with the PTAB!





Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018




Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Hearsay & Authentication before the Board

Judge Tom Giannetti  

Judge Grace Obermann

Judge Michael Zecher
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Supplemental Information vs. Supplemental Evidence in AIA Trial Proceedings

Judge Michelle Ankenbrand

Judge Trevor Jefferson

Judge Phil Kauffman

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019

Secondary Considerations and Section 103 Obviousness

Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019 Reasonable Expectation of Success and the Level of Ordinary Skill in The Art  
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Analogous Art and Inherency (Inherent Disclosure and Anticipation)  
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 Rational to Combine and Teaching Away  

Webinar Access Information for Dec. 6, 2018 at noon, ET:

Click on the link:  https://livestream.com/uspto/events/8455426

Event/Access #:  No call-in number available other than the above livestream webinar event. 

Event password:  NA

Access code: NA


Click here for previous PTAB Boardside Chats to view earlier chats