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April 15, 2014

USPTO Hosting PTAB AIA Trial Roundtable Sessions in Select Major Cities April 15 – May 8

The USPTO-hosted PTAB AIA Trial Roundtable road show will kick off in Alexandria, Virginia, on April 15. These roundtables will share information about the new AIA trials (inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method review, and derivations), including statistics, lessons learned, and techniques for successful motions practice.

In addition, these four-hour roundtable sessions will provide a mock conference call that will cover motions to amend and motions for additional discovery. They will also provide a panel discussion to feature administrative patent judges and local practitioners as panelists, including Fish’s Dorothy Whelan (speaking in Chicago on April 22) and Fish’s Karl Renner (speaking in Detroit on April 24).

Dorothy Whelan and Karl Renner are co-chairs of Fish & Richardson’s Post-Grant Practice and host Fish’s monthly Post-Grant for Practitioners webinar series. Roundtables are free and open to all, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.

Location Date Venue
Alexandria, VA* Tuesday, April 15 USPTO Headquarters Madison Auditorium

600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314

New York City, NY Thursday, April 17 New York Law School

185 W. Broadway New York, NY 10013

Chicago, IL Tuesday, April 22 Chicago Public Library

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

Detroit, MI Thursday, April 24 Cooley Law School

2630 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Silicon Valley, CA Tuesday, April 29 Santa Clara University Nobili Hall

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Seattle, WA Thursday, May 1 University of Washington Odegaard Undergraduate Library

4060 George Washington Ln NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Dallas, TX Tuesday, May 6 Dallas Bar Association Belo Mansion

2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201

Denver, CO* Thursday, May 8 Colorado Bar Association Office

1900 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203

* Also accessible via webcast.

To see the full agenda and for more details, visit the PTAB AIA trial roundtables event page. Click here to download a copy of the slides.

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