Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion

Thu, 28 September, 2017 1:00pm

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program for the third annual Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion. Join patent leaders from academia, industry, and government as they discuss the post-grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and how post-grant proceedings continue to change the practice of patent law.

The half-day program will explore current issues with post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please register by September 21, 2017.


Noon – 1 pm: Lunch
1:30 – 5 pm: Program
5 – 6 pm: Cocktail Reception

Topics include:

  • Statistics and Trends in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings 
  • Constitutionality of Post-Grant Proceedings (Oil States)
  • Partial Institutions (SAS)
  • Developments in Real Party-in-Interest at the PTAB and in Practice 
  • Amendments (Aqua Products)
  • Appealability of Institution Decisions (Wi-Fi One)
  • Presenting a Compelling Case – As Seen from PTO and Practitioners
  • Use of Declaratory Evidence with use of Preliminary Response
  • Sur-Replies During Pre-Institution or Post-Institution
  • The Use of Sovereign Immunity by State Institutions to Terminate IPRs
  • Federal Circuit Review of PTAB Decisions
  • Legislative Developments – Hearings and Proposals
  • PTAB Outreach to Solicit Suggestions for Improving Post-Grant Procedures
  • The Road Ahead for Post-Grant Proceedings

Confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honorable Joseph Matal, USPTO
  • The Honorable Paul Michel, U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (retired)
  • The Honorable David Ruschke, USPTO
  • Steven Baughman, Paul Weiss
  • Steven Chiang, RPX
  • Mark Freeman, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mark Gorman, Smith & Nephew
  • Renny Hwang, Google
  • Kevin Laurence, Laurence & Phillips
  • David McCombs, Haynes & Boone
  • Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings
  • Lissi Mojica, Brooks Kushman
  • Karl Renner, Fish & Richardson
  • Michael Risch, Villanova Law
  • Leslie Robbins, Coherus
  • Michael Rosato, Wilson Sonsini
  • Tim Seeley, Intellectual Ventures
  • Jamie Simpson, U.S. Senate
  • Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents
  • David Cavanaugh, WilmerHale (co-moderator)
  • John Whealan, GW Law (co-moderator)

Tori Bass
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