Ins and Outs of Related Proceedings
Khue V. Hoang, Philip Eklem, and Connor Houghton, elite practitioners from Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg, engaged in a lively educational conversation about the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), two popular forums for patent litigation. Although these areas have different scopes for proceedings and offer different remedies, patent disputes are often fought on both fronts, creating complex litigation scenarios.
Federal Circuit Filings 101: Appeals from the PTAB
Kevin McNish, Managing Member of McNish, PLLC, conducted a webinar “Federal Circuit Filings 101: Appeals from the PTAB”. This webinar outlined discussed topics such as admission and CM/ECF NextGen to principal filings formats, and procedures to file at the CAFC.
Great LEAP Forward
Building on the explanatory animation of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP), Michelle Aspen, Senior Patent Counsel of Unified Patents, LLC discussed how LEAP helps junior attorneys gain trial advocacy skills by providing opportunities to practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) oral arguments. LEAP preparation includes training and mentoring on oral advocacy, the use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, etiquette, and other logistics of an oral hearing.
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