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Donald Puckett, Partner, Nelson Bumgardner PC, to Speak at TKG's Event

New York, NY, November 09, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Donald Puckett, Partner, Nelson Bumgardner PC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Continuously Evolving Landscape of PTAB Trial Practice: What's In and Out Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Donald Puckett

Donald Puckett is a patent trial lawyer at Nelson Bumgardner PC and adjunct professor at Texas A&M School of Law. His practice consists of patent infringement litigation, patent asset management and patent strategy. In recent years, Don has been heavily involved in patent Inter Partes review proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals from IPRs. He has experience on both sides of the docket, but he particularly enjoys the challenges of representing patent owners. Prior to joining Nelson Bumgardner, Don was a co-founder of Dallas law firm Skiermont Puckett LLP.

About Nelson Bumgardner PC

Nelson Bumgardner PC is a boutique law firm located in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in technology and intellectual property cases. The firm is particularly experienced in assisting patent owners enforce and defend their intellectual property.

Event Synopsis:
In its four years of existence, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has become the primary venue for disputing and deciding U.S. patent validity. Based on outcome statistics, it is frequently viewed as hostile to patents and patent owners – but will the statistical trends continue? Because parties who desire to challenge patents turn to the PTAB so frequently, PTAB filings and outcomes have become a primary focus of patent enforcement efforts, and PTAB activity is often a driver of patent licensing and settlements.

The PTAB’s legal landscape is highly dynamic. The PTAB itself frequently considers novel issues of first impression, and will implement major rules revisions this year. PTAB appeals now comprise the majority of the Federal Circuit’s patent docket; and the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide its first PTAB appeal during the 2016 term – a case that could dramatically reshape PTAB practice.

As these trends continue in 2016, counsel must understand not only the rapidly evolving legal landscape, but also the Patent Owner and Petitioner strategies that flow from the legal rules. PTAB practitioners should also take note of the strategic leverage points during these proceedings to create settlement and licensing opportunities.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview of the latest trends on the continuously evolving landscape of PTAB Trial Practice. Drawing from their own deep experience with PTAB trials, the panel will discuss the most recent legal developments in PTAB practice along with strategic best practices for PTAB practitioners.

Key topics include:

2016 PTAB and Patent Litigation Statistics and Trends
Recent Legal Developments

U.S. Supreme Court
Federal Circuit
PTAB Significant Decisions and Rule Amendments

Patent Owner and Petitioner Perspectives on Evolving PTAB Practices
Strategic Best Practices for PTAB Practitioners
Leveraging the PTAB for Licensing and Settlement

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