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

Panel #1 – The PTAB Today: An In-Depth Examination of the PTAB Landscape*

January 29, 2024 @ 2:00 PM EST

2:00 PM ET
January 29, 2024

Panel #1 – The PTAB Today: An In-Depth Examination of the PTAB Landscape*

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This panel will take a look at the biggest issues, cases, and decisions from 2023, including decisions designated as precedential by USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, attempts to clear up confusion over the meaning of the “compelling merits” memo, the likelihood that the Supreme Court will weigh in on Intel’s challenge to discretionary denials, USPTO attempts to mitigate fears regarding leadership influencing PTAB decisions, new paneling procedures for the PTAB, the decline of serial and parallel petitions, sua sponte Director Review, and more.

Materials:

Vidal Designates Precedential PTAB Decision on Provisionals as Prior Art Under AIA

Vidal Attempts to Clear up PTAB Confusion Over ‘Compelling Merits’ Memo

USPTO Tells SCOTUS to Skip Intel’s Challenge to Fintiv Framework

USPTO Proposes Rule to Mitigate Fears that PTAB Decisions are Being Influenced by Leadership

New USPTO Paneling Guidance for TTAB and PTAB Requires Disclosure of Financial Interests Regardless of Dollar Value

USPTO Retires POP and Extends Director Review to Institution Decisions

USPTO Says Serial and Parallel PTAB Petitions Have Declined

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Add to Calendar 06/23/6800 5:06 PM America/New_York Panel #1 – The PTAB Today: An In-Depth Examination of the PTAB Landscape*

This panel will take a look at the biggest issues, cases, and decisions from 2023, including decisions designated as precedential by USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, attempts to clear up confusion over the meaning of the “compelling merits” memo, the likelihood that the Supreme Court will weigh in on Intel’s challenge to discretionary denials, USPTO attempts to mitigate fears regarding leadership…

Session Speakers

Jim Carmichael

James Carmichael

Founder and Managing Partner

Carmichael IP, PLLC

Andrei Iancu

Hon. Andrei Iancu

Former Under Secretary of Commerce for IP & Director of the USPTO

Sullivan & Cromwell

Scott McKeown

Shareholder, Post-Grant Proceedings Practice

Wolf Greenfield

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