"The PTAB’s Effect on Patent Law — The Example of Section 101," Speaker, The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, October 2017.

This one-day conference examines the rise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which is on pace in 2017 to set a record of deciding over 2,000 inter partes reviews (IPRs) initiated by parties challenging the validity of existing patents.

The public conference will convene leading patent academics, patent attorneys from law firms and corporations, and PTAB judges to examine many facets of the PTAB's expanded powers under the America Invents Act, including those related to PTAB procedures, claim construction and decisions. This conference is ideal for all patent attorneys.

The conference will also cover in depth the pending Supreme Court case Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group and the constitutional challenge to IPRs.

The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property will be formally announced during the conference as the official publication for the PTAB Bar Association.

 

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