The PTABloggers are pleased to join the USPTO and the AIPLA in inviting you to attend the PTAB’s second annual Bench and Bar Conference (flyer). It is set for Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria from 1 to 5 pm, followed by a reception. Attendees should register in advance with the AIPLA.
The agenda this year splits time between AIA trials and ex parte appeals. For the former topic, one highlight is a panel discussion with Judge Jay Plager from the Federal Circuit, Judge Gregory Sleet from the District of Delaware, and former PTAB Chief Judge Nate Kelley. For appeals, the Conference will include a live ex parte appeal oral argument (open to the public free of charge). The Conference also features a welcoming address by new Chief Judge David Ruschke, judge/attorney discussion panels, and CLE credit (applied for). The day concludes with an evening reception. See you there!