Director Rob Sterne will be speaking on PLI’s “Getting Your Patent Out of the PTAB: New Opportunities” webinar on Monday, March 18, 2019. The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is in the midst of a historic makeover. New leadership has recently introduced significant changes. These changes are designed to rebalance AIA trial practices to allow patent owners a fighting chance. From new claim construction standards, revised 101 guidelines, expanded equitable assessments under 314(a), new Standard Operating Procedures, and changes to the Trial Practice Guide, the game has changed.

Key topics to be covered will be:

  • New best practices and address how to leverage the evolving landscape
  • Discuss new petitioner risks, patent owner opportunities and changes to come
  • Update all PTAB practitioners on these critical changes