PTAB Boardside Chat webinar series

The PTAB Boardside Chat series addresses best practices before the Board and answers questions raised by attendees. The free Boardside Chats are open to all. Register for an upcoming Boardside Chat or peruse presentations from past sessions below.


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Thu., June 17, 2021




Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Mechanics of admission to practice before the Board


Office of Enrollment and Discipline Attorney Kimberly Weinreich

Supervisory Patent Attorney Steven Fulk  

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Thu., May 13, 2021

Learn about preparing an appeal brief

Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola

Lead Judge James Worth

 Judge Eric Jeschke

Judge Frances Ippolito 

Thu., Apr 22, 2021

Learn about remote hearings

Lead Judge Georgianna Braden

Lead Judge Jessica Kaiser

Chief Clerk Erica Swift

Deputy Chief Clerk Kulunie Cannon

PTAB Practitioner David McCombs (Haynes and Boone, LLP)

PTAB Practitioner Pauline Pelletier (Sterne, Kessler, Goldsteien & Fox P . LLC.)

Thu., March 18, 2021

Learn about AIA motions practice

Judge Erica Franklin

Judge Eric Jeschke


Thu., February 18, 2021


Learn about recent developments for ex parte appeals

Judge Mike Cygan

Judge Kristi Sawert

Patent Attorney Tom Volper



Thu., January 28, 2021


Learn about recent developments for AIA trials

Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla

Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney

Lead Judge Kal Deshpande



Thu., December 10, 2020

Learn about multiple petitions, motion to amend, and SOP2-related forms 

Lead Judge William Saindon

Lead Judge Jessica Kaiser

Lead Judge Michelle Ankenbrand 


Thu., September 3, 2020

Learn the intricacies of ex parte appeals

Vice Chief Judge Michael Kim

Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola

Judge Annette Reimers

Judge Tara Hutchings

Judge Iftikar Ahmed

Thu., July 23, 2020

Learn about prioritized programs at the USPTO

Editor of the MPEP, Rob Clarke

Vice Chief Judge William Fink

Lead Judge David McKone

Thu., June 11, 2020

Learn about new developments in AIA trials

Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney

Lead Judge William Saindon


Fri., May 1, 2020

Everything you need to know about appearing before PTAB these days

Chief Judge Scott Boalick

 Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla

 Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney

Acting Vice Chief Judge Michael Kim 


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View earlier chats at Archive of PTAB Boardside Chat Webinar Series