The USPTO works with law schools across the country to showcase live Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ex parte appeal and trial proceedings as well as Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition proceedings.
PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to work with law schools across the country to provide students and practitioners an opportunity to see Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ex parte appeal and trial proceedings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition proceedings in person. Additionally, the PTAB and TTAB judges provide educational sessions where they share information about the structure and format of PTAB and TTAB proceedings, give tips for persuasive advocacy before both Boards, and answer audience questions.
Patent and trademark attorneys who appear before the PTAB or TTAB, and anyone interested in learning about practicing before these administrative tribunals, should attend these free events.
Read more about the 2022 PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour at the University of Oregon in this Inventor's Digest article.