Track E

E3 The Intersection of University Inventions and Practice Before the PTAB - CLE Eligible

Track: IP Trends and Successful Practices

Target Audience: Intermediate

Moderator
Steven Schwarz, Venable LLP

Speakers
Scott Boalick, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Dustin E. Lee, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Andrew J. Maas, Louisiana State University

The America Invents Act created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which oversees inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review and covered business method proceedings. These administrative proceedings offer patent challengers the ability to contest the validity of granted U.S. patents before patent judges who are steeped in technology and patent practice. Since its inception, the PTAB has become the most active forum for patent disputes. Attend this session for an overview of practice before the PTAB. You’ll get updated on recent PTAB cases, including one that held that some university-owned patents are immune from IPR challenge. Gain advice from the panel on the best strategies for universities utilizing or defending PTAB challenges.

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