• Evaluate the pros and cons of making a motion to amend claims during an IPR proceeding, especially in view of the en banc In re Aqua Products Federal Circuit case;
• Explore which decisions related to institution can be reviewed by the Federal Circuit in view of the pending en banc review of Wifi One v. Broadcom and related cases;
• Review “injury-in-fact” standing to challenge a final Board decision in view of the Phigenix, Inc. v. ImmunoGen, Inc. Federal Circuit case;
• Examine recent trends in CBM review proceedings;
• Analyze the impact of recent PTAB decisions in different industries, including tech, financial services, and pharmaceutical/life sciences;
• Develop best practices for satisfying and defending against the public accessibility standard for non-patent printed publications;
• Identify pros and cons for filing a PGR petition versus an IPR petition; and
• Dive into the scope of IPR estoppel.
In particular, ACI's faculty will offer presentations on the following topics:
• Keynote Address -- The Honorable David Ruschke, CAPJ, Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• Exploring Changes to the Patent System under the New Administration and their Probable Impact on PTO Proceedings
• A Deep Dive Analysis into Amending Claims in IPRs post-Aqua Products
• Keeping Up-to-Speed with Cuozzo, its “Properly Reviewable Shenanigans,” and Related Jurisprudence
• Construing the Covered Business Method Classification
• PTAB Roundtable – The Judges Speak
• Analyzing Recent Trends and Decisions from the PTAB
• Mastering the “Ins and Outs” of Selecting and Authenticating the Best Prior Art References
• Parsing the PGR Process
• Who’s the Boss? Interplay between Identification of Real Parties in Interest (“RPIs”), Privy, and Estoppel
In addition, a post-conference workshop entitled "Parallel Proceedings: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly " will be offered from 1:45 to 4:45 pm on May 11, 2017.
An agenda for the conference can be found here, and additional information regarding the workshop can be found here. A complete brochure for this conference, including an agenda, detailed descriptions of conference sessions, list of speakers, and registration form can be obtained here.
The registration fee is $2,295 (conference alone), $2,895 (conference and workshop). Special rates are available for in-house counsel (see brochure). Patent Docs readers are entitled to a 10% discount off of registration using discount code P10-999-PTD17. Those interested in registering for the conference can do so here, by e-mailing CustomerService@AmericanConference.com, by calling 1-888-224-2480, or by faxing a registration form to 1-877-927-1563.
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