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The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law


Friday, October 20, 2017


Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Online registration and conference details, including information about CLE credit, will be available soon.

The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law is a one-day conference that will examine the rise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which is on pace in 2017 to set a record of deciding over 2,000 inter-partes review (IPR) initiated by parties challenging the validity of existing patents.

The conference will convene leading patent academics, attorneys and officials to examine many facets of the PTAB's expanded powers under the America Invents Act, including issues related to PTAB procedures, claim construction and decisions. The conference will generate articles for a symposium issue of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Propertywhich will be formally announced as the official publication for the PTAB Bar Association.