The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will host Judicial Conferences at the main USPTO headquarters in Virginia and near all the Regional Offices in coming weeks. Please see the schedule below for the exact dates and locations of the conference.
The program will be the same at all locations and is intended to educate the public about aspects of Board practice as well as providing a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. In particular, during the morning sessions, the PTAB will focus on best practices for written and oral advocacy with a judge panel discussion followed by practicum exercises for attendees. During the afternoon sessions, the PTAB will address hot topics, such as patent subject matter eligibility and motion to amend practices, through small group discussions. The conference will conclude with an interview with Chief Judge David Ruschke led by members of the local IP community to explore other recent PTAB developments and potential future changes.
Come learn how to strengthen your PTAB practice, hear directly from the PTAB judges, and meet many of them as well. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
USPTO Headquarters: The Judicial Conference in Alexandria, VA will be on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO campus. Directions to Madison Building.
Midwest Regional Office: The Judicial Conference in Detroit, MI will be on Monday, July 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET in the FDA Training Room, Suite 5900, 300 River Place Drive, Detroit, MI.
Rocky Mountain Regional Office: The Judicial Conference in Denver, CO will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT on the 14th floor of 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO.
Silicon Valley Regional Office: The Judicial Conference in San Jose, CA will be on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT on the 1st floor of 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA.
Texas Regional Office: The Judicial Conference in Dallas, TX will be on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT in the Oak Corner Suite at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX.