Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "ITC as a PTAB Antidote: Navigating Competing Administrative Trial Strategies & Pitfalls -- Threading the New Patent Monetization Needle" on June 15, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Alexander J. Hadjis and Scott A. McKeown of Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt will provide guidance to patent counsel to understand and manage the interplay between PTAB trials and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations, discuss the growing number of cases going to the ITC and the impact of PTAB proceedings and decisions on ITC investigations, and offer best practices for addressing concurrent ITC investigations and PTAB proceedings. The webinar will review the following topics:
• What are the implications for ITC investigations when there have already been PTAB decisions?
• How can patent counsel capitalize on favorable PTAB decisions?
• What difficulties do counsel face when challenging or defending patent validity in concurrent proceedings?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.