PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - Emory Law School

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What:

  • Live Patent Trial and Appeal Board America Invents Act (PTAB AIA) trial proceedings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) appeal and opposition proceedings.
  • Educational sessions: Board judges will share tips for successful advocacy and experienced Board practitioners will discuss strategies for winning before the TTAB and PTAB.

Why:

  • See judges and counsel in action during an actual Board proceeding.
  • Gain familiarity with the structure and format of PTAB AIA trial and TTAB appeal and opposition proceedings.
  • Strengthen your advocacy skills when appearing before the USPTO's administrative tribunals.

Details:

  • Who should attend: Patent and trademark attorneys who appear in front of the PTAB and/or TTAB as well as those who want to learn about practice before these administrative tribunals.
  • To register for this event, please RSVP
  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be offered.
  • Find more information at the Emory Law News Center.

Materials:

Agenda:

Time

Topic

Speakers

1:00 to 1:15 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Liza Vertinsky, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Law

 

Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board,

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

1:15 to 1:20 pm

Introduction of PTAB AIA Trial Proceeding

Professor Liza Vertinsky

1:20 to 2:20 pm

PTAB AIA Trial Proceeding: Daiichi v. Alethia

Lead Judge Mike Tierney, Judge Erica Franklin, Judge Sheridan Snedden

2:20 to 2:30 pm

BREAK

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2:30 to 3:15 pm

PTAB and TTAB Judge Panel:

Tips for Successful Written Briefing and Oral Arguments

TTAB: , Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey, Judge Marc Bergsman, Judge George Pologeorgis

PTAB: Lead Judge Mike Tierney, Judge Erica Franklin, Judge Sheridan Snedden

Moderator: Professor Liza Vertinsky

3:15 to 4:00 pm

Practitioner Panel:

Strategies for Appealing Cases to the PTAB and TTAB

Russell Blythe, King & Spalding, Atlanta

Jeanne M. Gills, Foley & Lardner, Chicago

Brenda Holmes, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta

Drew Meunier, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, Atlanta

Moderator: Judge Trenton Ward

4:00 to 4:15 pm

BREAK

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4:15 to 4:20 pm

Introduction of TTAB Trademark Trial Proceedings

Professor Liza Vertinsky

4:20 to 5:20 pm

TTAB Trademark Trial Proceedings:  In re Lawrence Foods, Inc

Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey, Judge Marc Bergsman, Judge George Pologeorgis

5:20 to 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Professor Liza Vertinsky and Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey