PTAB Contested Proceedings: Tips, Traps & Pitfalls for the Patent Owner & Petitioner | Webcast

dolakLisa A. Dolak | Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law at the Syracuse University College of Law | 1.0 MCLE Professional Practice | Wednesday August 6 | Noon – 1:00 pm

Patent owners, technology transfer personnel, applicants and potential patent challengers, and patent practitioners (prosecution, litigation and licensing counsel).  Also entrepreneurs and investors interested in law and patents.

The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board has rapidly become a critically important forum for patent adjudications.   Patent challengers are drawn to the PTAB by the speed, lower cost, and procedural advantages offered by the new contested proceedings, which means that patent owners simply must be prepared to defend their valuable rights.

Congress and the USPTO provided the statutes and rules (respectively) that constitute the framework for these important new proceedings.  But the decisions of the PTAB itself, and related court decisions, are offering key lessons that patent challengers and owners must heed in order to avoid irrevocable loss of rights and opportunity.  This program will highlight those lessons.

Prof. Dolak teaches courses on patent law, civil procedure and the federal courts. In her professional consulting practice, she serves as an expert in patent cases, malpractice cases, and disciplinary proceedings. During a sabbatical leave from Syracuse University, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul R. Michel, Judge (Ret.), United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She served during 2005-2013 as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council.


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