PTAB Boardside Chats

The PTAB Boardside Chat webinar series addresses best practices before the Board and answers questions raised by attendees. The free, bi-monthly Boardside Chats are open to all.

Register for an upcoming Boardside Chat or see presentations from past sessions below.

Past Events

Join the next Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judges Mike Kim and Janet Gongola will share information about current appeal pendency statistics and the new Fast-Track Appeal Pilot Program through which...

Learn how the USPTO's prioritized programs can help you during the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) online Boardside chat. This webinar will cover the Track One Prioritized Patent Examination Program, the PTAB Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program, and the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot...

Jun 25, 2020 - Virtual

If you are a new patent practitioner, don’t miss this chance to learn how to argue before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Join us for a presentation on use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and the logistics of an oral hearing. Join the free online training via...

Want to learn more about AIA trial statistics, including institution rates and the outcome of final written decisions? Would you like to hear about potential rule changes to AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing? Join Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judge Mike...

May 14, 2020 - Virtual

If you are a new patent, practitioner don’t miss this chance to learn how to argue before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Join Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola, Lead Judge Stacey White, and Judges Amanda Wieker and Christa Zado for a presentation on use of...

Curious as to how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is handling proceedings and hearings these days? Tune into the latest “Boardside Chat” webinar. The board will address logistics for virtual proceedings, public remote viewing of hearings, timing considerations for filings, and the CARES Act relief...

Find out more about motion to amend practice in AIA trials from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla and Lead Judge Jessica Kaiser. Learn more about this free webinar and get access information at the PTAB "Boardside Chat" webinar series webpage . There will be a Q...

Learn the latest about about AIA Trials for independent inventors from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Lead Judge James Worth and Judge Alyssa Finamore. Learn more about this free webinar and get access information at the PTAB "Boardside Chat" webinar series webpage . There will be a Q&A...

Find out more about appeals for independent inventors from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Lead Judge James Worth and Judge Alyssa Finamore. Learn more about this free webinar and get access information at the PTAB "Boardside Chat" webinar series webpage . There will be a Q&A session at the end...

Join the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for a review of all the improvements to ex parte appeal and AIA trial procedures made over the course of last fiscal year. Come learn about these improvements from Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink,...