Andrew M. Mason, Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Lucas C. Townsend, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Philip Warrick, Office of the Solicitor, United States Patent Trademark Office
PTO actions are subject to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and administrative law, generally. This CLE Webinar focuses on the practical consequences of these requirements in PTO proceedings, including examination, reexamination, appeals, and PTAB trials such as inter partes review. Our panelists will provide an overview of the APA-PTO intersection, discuss how leading administrative law decisions affect PTO proceedings, and cover strategic considerations relating to APA challenges.