Post-Grant for Practitioners: A monthly series of webinars focusing on developments in post-grant proceedings and related practice tips.
Since September 16, 2012, patent practitioners have been paying close attention to post-grant proceedings – methods of challenging patent validity at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Fish & Richardson is one of the most active firms in filing and advising on post-grant matters, and on February 13, 2013, kicked-off a webinar series designed to share practice tips, nuances, observations, and strategy. Information on previous webinars in this series is included below, with the most recent appearing first.
2017 WEBINAR SERIES:
In 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was again a forum of choice for challenging patentability of claims. In fact, it currently tops the Eastern District of Texas as the #1 venue for patent disputes in 2016. Fish Principals and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chairs, Karl Renner and Dorothy Whelan, took a look back on significant developments from the past year. The discussion included:
- PTAB statistics and trends
- New rules for post-grant proceedings
- Developments in biopharma IPRs
- Decisions and case law developments at the PTAB and Federal Circuit
- The Shaw decision and estoppel
- What to watch for in 2017