Directors Robert Greene Sterne will participate in the panel “Patent Prosecution: Why You’re Doing it Wrong & How to Do it Right” during IPWatchdog’s “PTAB Masters™ 2021: Winning at the PTAB” program on Monday, April 19, 2021. Day 1 of the program will explore adapting your patent procurement and prosecutions practices to build PTAB-ready patent portfolios. Specific strategies include the value of forward-thinking prosecution, claim diversity, Track 1, after-final options, examiner interviewing and appeal. PTAB estoppel will be explained relative to active prosecution and portfolio structuring, as well as
the value of file wrapper evidence and clarity. Topics also include rehabilitating portfolios through reexamination/reissue strategies.

Program Overview

This inaugural PTAB Masters™ program, presented by IPWatchdog®, and co-chaired by Scott McKeown and Robert Greene Sterne, will focus on “Winning at the PTAB” from the viewpoint of the patent owner. From patent prosecution strategies to harden a portfolio prior to assertion, through PTAB trial and litigation tactics and strategies, this program will prepare patent owners for the challenges of monetizing patents by presenting best practices, expert insights, and master level planning.