PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour

The USPTO is pleased to partner with law schools across the country to showcase actual PTAB AIA trial proceedings and actual TTAB appeal and opposition proceedings.  In addition to the Board proceedings, the USPTO and partner law schools will offer educational sessions about practice before the Boards.  Specifically, the Board judges will share tips for successful advocacy, and experienced Board practitioners will discuss strategies for winning before the TTAB and PTAB.  

The program schedule appears below along with detailed information about each law school venue.  

The events are free and open to the public.  Please RSVP as indicated below.  CLE credit will be offered.


Law School Visit Schedule:






Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Dedman School of Law

Friday, February 26, 2016            

Atlanta, GA

Emory Law School

Tuesday March 1, 2016

Columbia, MO

University of Missouri School of Law

Friday, March 4, 2016                    

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah

S.J. Quinney College of Law