The PTAB is hosting a special “Boardside Chat” webinar on Wednesday, November 7 from noon to 1 p.m. ET. The webinar is free and open to everyone to attend.
The PTAB will discuss a variety of recent changes to procedures, including the process of paneling cases (Standard Operating Procedure 2) and the process for issuing precedential decisions (Standard Operating Procedure 1). The PTAB also will address the claim construction standard to be applied in AIA trials, which recently changed from the broadest reasonable interpretation to the standard used in federal courts. Lastly, the PTAB will explain proposed changes to motion to amend practice that the agency recently published in the Federal Register.
Several PTAB judges will present and be available for questions, including: Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Acting Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink, and Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller.
More information including how to access the webinar, information can be found in the Event Summary to the left and at PTAB "Boardside Chat" Webinar Series webpage.
Also, if you have questions about any of the above topics, please email them in advance or during the webinar to: PTABBoardsideChat@uspto.gov.