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  • 10/22/2020 3:00 PM EDT
  • 10/22/2020 4:00 PM EDT
  • Zoom
PTAB / TTAB Committees 
PTO Rulemaking and Changes to IPRs/PGRs Webcast

October 22, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Erin M. Dunston, Esq., Partner, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

The Honorable Scott Weidenfeller, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Timothy Jezek, Senior Legal Counsel, Samsung Electronics America
Brent R. Babcock, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Summary:  The webcast is directed to recent rule changes at the PTAB, including the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning "PTAB Rules of Practice for Instituting on All Challenged Patent Claims and All Grounds and Eliminating the Presumption at Institution Favoring Petitioner as to Testimonial Evidence."  The proposed rules, issued in the wake of SAS Institute v. Iancu, proposes changes to the rules of practice to institute a review on all grounds as unpatentability raised by a petitioner.