The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has become a political hot potato over the last several years—even more so than it has been at any time since its inception over a decade ago. Both Director Iancu and Director Vidal have taken a very hands-on approach to the PTAB, but with dramatically different results. Indeed, some have characterized the change at the Office as a “whiplash problem” that should be resolved with reforms by way of rulemaking.
Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 12 PM ET, as we look toward the end of the year our panel will take a look back on the major developments from 2022, the changes to the PTAB ushered in by Director Vidal, as well as the potential for legislative reforms and rulemaking in 2023.
This wide-ranging conversation will be moderated by Gene Quinn, recognized as one of the most influential voices in the intellectual property world. Gene will be joined by Scott McKeown, partner at Ropes & Gray and one of the most active and successful attorneys representing petitioners at the PTAB, James Carmichael, former APJ and founder of Carmichael IP and one of the top attorneys for patent owners facing PTAB proceedings, and Kevin Laurence, co-founder of Laurence & Phillips, who has been recognized as a leading practitioner for post grant proceedings every year since 2012 in the IAM Patent 1000.