PTAB Masters™ 2024 IPW Studios, Ashburn, VA
Held January 29-30, 2024
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Event Session

Panel #9 – A Judge’s Perspective: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

January 30, 2024 @ 5:00 PM EST

5:00 PM ET
January 30, 2024

Panel #9 – A Judge’s Perspective: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Please note: This panel will be an off-the-record conversation. We will not be recording this panel, or broadcasting it after the program.

This panel, moderated by Todd Walters, Patent Office Litigation Practice Group Leader at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, will offer the perspectives of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). While patent attorneys may think everything they are doing is a best practice and highly persuasive, the real question is whether the Judges of the PTAB agree. What do the Judges find to be most helpful and persuasive in writing and during oral presentations? What do the Judges find to be the least helpful? Why? Plus an update on what is currently happening of note at the PTAB.

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Please note: This panel will be an off-the-record conversation. We will not be recording this panel, or broadcasting it after the program. This panel, moderated by Todd Walters, Patent Office Litigation Practice Group Leader at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, will offer the perspectives of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). While patent attorneys may…

Session Speakers

Scott Boalick - USPTO

Hon. Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

USPTO

Hon. Melissa A. Haapala

Vice Chief Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Judge Michael Tierney

Hon. Michael Tierney

Vice Chief Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Todd Walters

Shareholder, Chair, Patent Office Litigation Practice and Co-Chair, IP Section

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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