PTAB events

PTAB hosts a variety of events to educate stakeholders about practices, procedures, and initiatives. These events include Boardside Chat webinars and Stadium Tours featuring live ex parte and AIA trial hearings. You can view the PTAB events calendar for more details. 

Inside PTAB-an educational webinar


Boardside Chats webinar series

PTAB speakers discuss current PTAB developments and answer attendee questions 

Inventor Hour

Useful information for independent inventors and those new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice.

LEAP Events

Provides training and oral advocacy opportunities for less experienced advocates to gain practical experience in proceedings before the Board.

PTAB/TTAB Live Hearing Event

The USPTO joins with law schools around the country to host live PTAB and TTAB hearings as well as educational sessions about effective advocacy before these administrative tribunals.

Request a speaker

Judges can speak to the public about USPTO priorities and initiates. To request a PTAB judge to speak at your event, please complete our speaking request form.

Events archive

Details and resources from past events sponsored by the PTAB or involving its members.

To suggest a topics that you would like to see covered by the PTAB in a future outreach event, please email