Monthly Archives: May 2016

PTAB Bench & Bar Conference: June 15, 2016

AIPLA-USPTOThe 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.… More

ITC, District Court, PTAB (Oh, My): Managing Triple-Header Patent Litigation

A district court litigation has lots of moving parts all by itself. But add in an IPR and then an ITC Section 337 investigation, and it may become more than the parties can handle. But will the parties agree to stay any of the proceedings? And even if they agree, would any of the tribunals oblige?

The answer, it seems, is that when the parties don’t agree,… More