Director Robert Greene Sterne will be speaking at The Naples Roundtable’s 2020 Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies, hosted in Naples, FL from February 16-18, 2020. His panel, “Phoenix Issue I: PTAB,” will take place from 9:15 am to 10:45 am on Monday, February 17. The session will address the following questions:

  • Should the IPR Model be used to assess all issues of patentability whenever a defense to infringement is patent invalidity? And if so, then how should the IPR process be changed to accomplish this objective?
  • Have the recent changes in the PTAB Rules and Decisions had a positive impact in strengthening the patent system? What further administrative changes in the IPR process should the PTO consider?
  • Would the changes proposed in the recently introduced “STRONGER (Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience) Patents Act of 2019” improve or strengthen the patent system?