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American Conference Institute's Post Grant PTO Proceedings

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00 am New York - 3:00 pm New York

In the nearly four years since their inception and implementation, PTO Post-Grant Proceedings have been called everything from patent death squads to legitimate patent preservation proceedings. These procedures and their governing jurisprudence are continuing to evolve with the Federal Circuit issuing myriad opinions and recently ordering a case back to the PTAB on remand. There is currently pending legislation and a pending rules package which may act as catalysts to the further evolution of these proceedings and their ever increasing utilization.

It is now clear that despite protest and contentions, these procedures and the PTAB have done exactly what the AIA intended them to do, i.e., establishing a more expeditious and cost efficient channel to challenge patent validity. As such, it is absolutely critical that every patent lawyer today have a working knowledge of these procedures as well as the administrative body that presides over them.

To help you master the art and intricacies of this type of patent practice, American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to present its second annual forum on Post Grant PTO Proceedings. This premier conference will offer practical strategies for and insights on PGR, IPR and CBM Review. An all-star faculty of PTO patent trial pioneers will address such matters as:

  • The Rules Package

  • New Patent Reform Legislation and Its Possible Impact on Post-Grant PTO Proceedings

  • RPI pitfalls

  • Estoppel Challenges in An Evolving Post-Grant Proceedings World

  • IPR Practice Tips for Both Petitioners and Patent Owners

  • CBM Review Assessment

  • PGR Utilization

  • Parallel Proceedings: Tight Rope Balancing At The District Courts and PTAB

The conference will also offer in-depth working group sessions on the essentials of PTO proceedings as well as the anatomy of a PTO Trial.

Register today for this unique and timely conference by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563, or

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