PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - S.J. Quinney College of Law



  • Live Patent Trial and Appeal Board America Invents Act (PTAB AIA) trial proceedings and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) appeal and opposition proceedings.
  • Educational sessions: Board judges will share tips for successful advocacy and experienced Board practitioners will discuss strategies for winning before the TTAB and PTAB.


  • See judges and counsel in action during an actual Board proceeding.
  • Gain familiarity with the structure and format of PTAB AIA trial and TTAB appeal and opposition proceedings.
  • Strengthen your advocacy skills when appearing before the USPTO's administrative tribunals.


  • Who should attend: Patent and trademark attorneys who appear in front of the PTAB and/or TTAB as well as those who want to learn about practice before these administrative tribunals.
  • To register for this event, please RSVP. 
  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be offered.






11:00 to 11:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Molly Kocialski, Denver Regional Office Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Janet Gongola, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

11:15 to 12:00 pm           

Trademark Presentation: State of the TTAB

Chief Judge Gerry Rogers

12:00 to 12:45 pm



12:45 to 1:45 pm

PTAB and TTAB Judge Panel:

Tips for Successful Written Briefing and Oral Arguments

TTAB :  Judge Lorelei Ritchie, Judge Linda Kuczma, Judge Francie Gorowtiz

PTAB: Judge Jackie Bonilla, Judge Hyun Jung, Judge Neil Powell

Moderator:  Professor Jorge Contreras

1:45 to 2:00 pm


2:00 to 2:05 pmIntroduction of PTAB Trial ProceedingProfessor Jorge Contreras
2:05 to 3:05 pmPTAB AIA Trial Proceeding

Judge Jackie Bonilla, Judge Hyun Jung, Judge Neil Powell

3:05 to 3:45 pm

Practitioner Panel:

Strategies for Appealing Cases to the PTAB and TTAB

Joseph Mallon, Knobbe Martens, San Diego 
Robyn Phillips, Workman Nydegger, Salt Lake City  
Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents, Washington DC  
Todd Zenger, Kirton McConkie, Salt Lake City  

Moderator:  Molly Kocialski

3:45 to 4:00 pmClosing Remarks

Professor Jorge Contreras

Janet Gongola


This event is part of a series: PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour