The America Invents Act led to significant changes in the American patent system. One such change is the creation of post-grant patent review. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), in cooperation with Bloomberg BNA, is hosting this two-day, CLE credit eligible conference about this new procedure on February 19-20, 2014 in Arlington, VA. This conference will be based on the Bloomberg BNA treatise Post-Grant Patent Practice, which was authored by four former Administrative Patent Judges. The treatise will be distributed to each attendee as part of the materials.
The first day of the event will give an overview of the statutory and regulatory basis for post-grant practice and will discuss how post-grant practice has evolved over its first year. The second day will feature mock demonstrations of the various hearings that occur during post-grant review. These demonstrations will feature prominent attorneys who have significant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Actual Administrative Patent Judges have been invited to judge these mock demonstrations. Finally, the event will feature luncheon addresses by the Honorable Randall Rader and Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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