GW Law Conference: Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion

GW Law Conference: Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion

Speaking Engagement

WilmerHale will co-host the third annual Post-Grant Practice Roundtable Discussion. Join patent leaders from academia, industry, and government as they discuss the post-grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and how post-grant proceedings continue to change the practice of patent law. The half-day program will explore current issues with post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and the US Supreme Court.

Topics include:

  • Statistics and Trends in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Constitutionality of Post-Grant Proceedings (Oil States)
  • Partial Institutions (SAS)
  • Developments in Real Party-in-Interest at the PTAB and in Practice
  • Amendments (Aqua Products)
  • Appealability of Institution Decisions (Wi-Fi One)
  • Presenting a Compelling Case – As Seen from PTO and Practitioners
  • Use of Declaratory Evidence with use of Preliminary Response
  • Sur-Replies During Pre-Institution or Post-Institution
  • The Use of Sovereign Immunity by State Institutions to Terminate IPRs
  • Federal Circuit Review of PTAB Decisions
  • Legislative Developments – Hearings and Proposals
  • PTAB Outreach to Solicit Suggestions for Improving Post-Grant Procedures
  • The Road Ahead for Post-Grant Proceedings

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