2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judicial Conference

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is pleased to announce that it is hosting its Judicial Conference on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.  The program is intended to educate the public about aspects of Board practice and provide a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. 

The program will be held in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO campus in Alexandria, VA and also will be webcast.

An informal social gathering will be held a few blocks from the USPTO campus.  



1:00 - 1:10 p.m.


1:10 - 1:30 p.m.

State of the Board

​1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Behind the Scenes at PTAB: A Look at the Inner Workings

​2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Perspectives from the Bench and Bar: Winning your Ex Parte Appeal

​3:00 - 3:15 p.m.


​3:15 - 4:55 p.m.

AIA Trial Hot Topics

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Informal Social Gathering

There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.  CLE credit is not available.

Judicial Conference Slides

To access the Webcast go to:


The password is: pUUAMnih

Click the link to print the Judicial Conference Flyer.          

Come learn how to strengthen your PTAB practice and meet many PTAB judges at this event!

Directions to Madison Building