PTAB & AIPLA Bench & Bar Conference

The PTAB is pleased to announce that it is co-hosting with AIPLA a first annual Bench & Bar Conference on Thursday, June 18 from 1 to 5 pm ET.  The program is intended to educate practitioners about all aspects of Board practice and provide a forum to enhance the dialogue between practitioners and the Board. 

The program will be held in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO headquarter campus in Alexandria, VA and also be webcast.  A reception in the National Inventors Hall of Fame will follow. 

1:00 - 1:30 PMState of the Board, including Expedited Appeal Pilot and Quick Fix Rules
​1:30 - 2:30 PM​Do’s and Don’ts for Conference Calls and Hearings
​2:30 - 2:45 PMBreak
2:45 - 3:30 PMAdministrative Aspects of AIA Trials
​3:30 - 5:00 PMTrial Workshop
​5:00 - 7:00 PM​Reception in National Inventors Hall of Fame

To register to attend, please visit  

Webcast access information will be provided upon registration.  Also, CLE credit is available for all states.

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

Directions to Madison Building