The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will host a Judicial Conference at the Dallas Regional Offices on July 31, 2018. The program is intended to educate the public about aspects of Board practice as well as providing a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. In particular, during the morning sessions, the PTAB will focus on best practices for written and oral advocacy with a judge panel discussion followed by practicum exercises for attendees. During the afternoon sessions, the PTAB will address hot topics, such as patent subject matter eligibility and motion to amend practices, through small group discussions. The conference will conclude with an interview with Chief Judge David Ruschke led by members of the local IP community to explore other recent PTAB developments and potential future changes.
Please consider attending if you are able to make it up to Dallas. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oak Corner Suite at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX.