The 2019 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place March 14 – 15, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 13. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more! Presentations and panel discussions will include:
• Claim Construction Final Rule: A New Complexity at the PTAB?
• Insights from the PTAB Bench
• Navigating the Interplay of Parallel Litigation with a PTAB Proceeding
• Post-grant and Life Sciences
• Party Crashers- The Role of Latent 101 and 112 Issues Arising In Post-Grant Matters
• Current Best Practices in Ex parte Appeals
• Estoppel and the Aftershocks of SAS Institute
• The Role of Legislation and Rule Making
• View from the Federal Circuit
• Advanced Issues Related to Real Party-in-Interest and Privity Disputes
• Ethics Before PTAB
• Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Bootcamp”
• Pre-Conference Session: Half-Day “PTAB Master Class”
• Pre-Conference Session: Managing EPO Proceedings Alongside US Litigation

Click here to view the full agenda and session descriptions. And you can register here.

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Matt Johnson is one of the Firm's primary contacts on practice before the PTAB. Matt consults on nearly every one of Jones Day's over 290 PTAB cases to date. He currently serves as co-chair of Jones Day's PTAB practice.