McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "Post-Grant Review at the PTAB: What Petitioners and Patent Owners are Doing and What Lies Ahead?" on March 14, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorney and Patent Docs author Andrew Williams, Ph.D. and MBHB attorney James L. Lovsin will discuss the following topics:
• An overview of PGR-proceeding mechanics, and how they differ from IPRs;
• A review of the PGR petitions filed to date, identifying any potential trends;
• An analysis of strategies used by PGR petitioners, and used by patent owners seeking to avoid institution, including how petitioners and patent owners are addressing asserted prior art that is not a patent or published application; and
• A discussion of how we think the PGR estoppel provision might be applied from a review of Federal Circuit and district court cases applying the comparable provision for IPR proceedings.
While there is no fee to participate, attendees must register in advance. Those wishing to register can do so here. CLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia.