The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled "The Patent Trial & Appeal Board Matures – Recent PTAB Rulemaking, Judicial Caseload and The Patent Process" on February 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EST). Patrick C. Keane of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC will moderate a panel consisting of Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Judge Susan Mitchell, Patent Trial & Appeal Board; Eric C. Cohen of Brinks Gilson & Lione; Christian Hurt of Nix Patterson & Roach, LLP; and Laura Sheridan, Senior Patent Counsel, Google. The panel will explore the most recent rulemaking efforts of the PTAB, along with a discussion of the PTAB caseload impact on the Federal Circuit and on Federal District Courts, and address rulemaking and specific procedural issues before the PTAB from the perspective of the PTO customer base.
The registration fee for the webinar is $125 (non-member private practitioner), $50 (non-member government/academic/retired), or free (FCBA member). Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.