New York, NY, November 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Travis Ribar, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC 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 Travis Ribar
Travis Ribar is a partner at Sughrue Mion, PLLC. His practice focuses on USPTO proceedings, litigation, and on the analysis of issued patents. Mr. Ribar’s practice before the USPTO regularly includes patent prosecution and representing clients during Inter Partes Review, reexamination, reissue, and interference proceedings. Mr. Ribar has a Master’s Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering in Macromolecular Science, and uses that background to represent clients across a wide range of technology areas, including those in the pharmaceutical and materials industries.
About Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Sughrue Mion is a leading global intellectual property firm, helping thousands of companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law since 1957. Sughrue’s practice is focused solely on intellectual property law, and the firm has helped its clients secure more patents than any other U.S. patent firm. Many of Sughrue’s attorneys have worked as Examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 95 percent of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice before the USPTO. Sughrue brings unmatched experience in patent interference proceedings and Post Grant Review, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. This expertise provides the firm’s clients with a clear advantage navigating the new America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to their legal expertise, Sughrue’s attorneys have technical and scientific backgrounds ranging from biosimilars to nanotechnology, allowing for a true understanding of their clients’ businesses and business challenges.
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
PTAB Significant Decisions and Rule Amendments
Historical and current application of obviousness in chemistry-focused patents
Discussion of relevant Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and PTAB decisions
Potential tension between PTAB trials and PTAB ex parte appeals branches
Patent Owner and Petitioner Perspectives on Evolving PTAB Practices
Strategic Best Practices for PTAB Practitioners
Leveraging the PTAB for Licensing and Settlement
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/