PTAB LEAP mock argument practicum application form


Apply to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 1–4 p.m. ET, for an ex parte appeal argument practicum.

The virtual practicum offers an opportunity for practitioners to hone their oral argument skills by presenting an ex parte appeal argument to a panel of sitting administrative patent judges. Participants will receive feedback from the panel, and will have an opportunity to engage in a question and answer session.

Preference will be given to LEAP-eligible attorneys and agents, and to those who have not participated in prior LEAP mock argument practicums.

Applying does not guarantee participation. Applicants will be notified of registration status by email before Monday, April 10, 2023. A maximum of twenty applicants will be selected for participation.

Please submit your application by Friday, March 31.

*items are mandatory



*LEAP Eligible (3 or fewer arguments before federal tribunal)?

*Previous LEAP Mock Argument?