IPR CLE in Atlanta

February 22, 2016

Atlanta, GA

Staying Current in Inter Partes Review – 
Developments, Hot Topics, and What's Next?

Since its inception as a provision under the America Invents Act, the inter partes review process has continued to evolve before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 

The Merchant & Gould attorneys presenting this session have been involved in about 25 inter partes reviews, representing both petitioners and patent owners, both during copending litigation and in other competitive contexts. A number of these IPRs have been through final written decisions and are on appeal.

Please join us for a complimentary CLE and networking reception in Atlanta to discuss the current state of inter partes review.

Monday, February 22, 2016
CLE 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Overview and Strategies

Andrew Lagatta, Partner and Chair of Post Grant Proceedings Group, Merchant & Gould

PTAB Appeals Before the Federal Circuit Rachel HugheyPartner and Co-Chair of Appellate Practice Group, Merchant & Gould 

The Honorable Trenton Ward 
Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Murrell Blackburn Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Southwire Company, LLC
Thomas Leach Partner, Merchant & Gould
Jeffrey Blake Partner, Merchant & Gould (Moderator)

Commerce Club 
(49th floor of 191 Peachtree Tower)
191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information, please contact Misty Borg Misterek.
Application for Georgia accreditation of this course is currently pending.