LEAP Events Past & Present

The PTAB offers training on oral advocacy, covering topics such as the use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and logistics of an oral hearing. Training is available free of charge and via webinar.

The PTAB also encourages LEAP practitioners to participate in other aspects of PTAB proceedings, including conference calls, pre-hearing conferences, and depositions.

 

Webinar training session

Time

Webinar information

Speakers

Friday, October 27, 202310 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Central Time

LEAP to Chambers - Texas A&M Law School

In-person at the Texas A&M Law School

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Wednesday, October 11, 20232-4:30 p.m. Mountain Time

LEAP to Chambers - Denver

In-person at the Rocky Mountain Regional office

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Friday, May 19, 2023noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Ex parte Appeal Argument Encore

 

Practitioner Todd Baker, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Friday, May 12, 20231-4 p.m. Eastern Time

PTAB LEAP Mock Argument Practicum

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Friday, May 5, 2023noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Preparing for your ex parte Appeal Argument

Lead Administrative Patent Judge Miriam Quinn

Practitioner Courtenay Brinckerhoff, Foley & Lardner LLP

Practitioner Matt Phillips, Laurence & Phillips IP Law

Wednesday, February 8, 20231-4 p.m. Pacific Time

LEAP to Chambers

In-person at the Silicon Valley Regional office

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Wednesday, November 9, 202210 a.m. to noon Eastern Time

LEAP to Chambers

In-person event at the Alexandria, Virginia office

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Thursday, August 11, 2022

4-5 p.m. Eastern Time

 

Second Anniversary and Recognition Event

Director Kathi Vidal

Chief Judge Scott Boalick

Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla

Former PTAB Judge and current Block litigation counsel Kamran Jivani

ITC Chief Judge Clark Cheney

Friday, May 20, 2022

noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

 

AIA Oral Argument Encore

Practitioner Erika Harmon Arner (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP)

Practitioner Gene W. Lee (Perkins Coie, LLP)

Practitioner Megan R. Raymond (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP)

Practitioner John D. Vandenberg (Klarquist Sparkman, LLP)

Friday, May 13, 20221:30-4 p.m. Eastern Time

PTAB LEAP Mock Argument Practicum

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Friday, May 6, 2022noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Preparing for your AIA Argument

Lead Administrative Patent Judge Miriam Quinn

Practitioner Andrew S. Ehmke (Haynes and Boone, LLP)

Practitioner Eldora L. Ellison (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC)

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021noon to 1 p.m. Eastern TimeAIA Oral Argument Encore

Practitioner Erick Palmer (Mayer Brown, LLP)

Practitioner Roger Lee (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC)

Practitioner Tim Fink (O’Melveny & Myers, LLP)

Practitioner Kristina Caggiano Kelly (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC) 

Friday, Sept. 10, 20211-4 p.m. Eastern Time

LEAP AIA Trials Mock Argument Practicum:

Registration is closed.

Various Administrative Patent Judges
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

’Twas the Night Before Oral Argument: Preparing for your AIA argument

Vice Chief Administrative Judge Janet Gongola

Practitioner Gabrielle Higgins (Desmarais, LLP)

Practitioner Joshua Goldberg (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP) 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021noon to 1 p.m. Eastern TimeLEAP First Anniversary Event

Julie Mar-Spinola (Finjan)

Kathi Vidal (Winston & Strawn, LLP)

Ian Soule (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC)

Lead Administrative Patent Judge Michelle Ankenbrand (USPTO PTAB)

Monday, April 5, 20211-3 p.m. Eastern TimeThe "Perfect" Oral ArgumentTodd R. Walters (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney)
Friday, March 26, 20211-4 p.m. Eastern TimeEx parte Appeals Mock Argument PracticumVarious Administrative Patent Judges
Friday, March 19, 20211-2 p.m. Eastern Time

Preparing and Presenting at PTAB

W. Karl Renner (Fish & Richardson)

Erin M. Dunston (Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel)