The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Estoppel at the PTAB, with Judge Michael Tierney: Recent Decisions involving 325 (d) and 315 (e)1" on May 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Herbert Hart, McAndrews of Held & Malloy, Ltd.; Stephen Kunin of Oblon; and Hon. Michael Tierney, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will discuss how the Board's view of estoppel may change PTAB practice by, for instance, encouraging petitioners to include alternative claim interpretations in one petition, and by spurring new potential disputes about what constitutes a diligent search. The panel will also discuss the latest on real-party-in-interest/privity considerations that play an important role in estoppel.
The registration fee for the webinar is $130 (government and academic rates are available upon request). Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.