The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Dallas Office will be hosting a program focusing on tips and strategies for filing and managing ex parte appeals and AIA trials on January 7, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:30 am am (CT) at the Dallas USPTO, Terminal Federal Building Annex, 207 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX. The program will begin with a tour of the new office followed by an overview of PTAB operations, and then attendees may participate in small break-out sessions lead by local administrative patent judges to discuss (1) AIA trials; (2) ex parte appeals; (3) successful briefing; and (4) oral advocacy skills. Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet the new Regional Director Hope Shimabuku, on her first day at the Dallas USPTO.
The event is free and open to the public. However, because space is limited, those wishing to attend must RSVP by contacting the Dallas USPTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.