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Brian C. McCormack, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, February 15, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brian C. McCormack, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “PTAB’s New Standard on Remand Proceedings: What Is It and Why You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for April 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).

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About Brian C. McCormack
Brian McCormack has been with the Dallas office of Baker McKenzie since 1996. He mainly handles intellectual property counseling, patent office trials, and patent litigation. Having been with the firm for twenty years, Brian is a thoroughly international IP lawyer and has helped clients with numerous legal issues in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Formerly an engineer and patent agent at Texas Instruments, Brian has always had a focus on and aptitude for technology, and has led teams of lawyers in diverse industries. Brian received his JD from Southern Methodist University and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.

About Baker & McKenzie LLP
Baker McKenzie is a multinational law firm with 77 offices in over 47 countries. Since 1962, its intellectual property practice group has helped the world's leading multinational companies in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement, and exploitation of their IP rights. The IP practice has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global since 2009 and has been named “Global Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 Managing Intellectual Property awards.

Event Synopsis:
In November 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a revised Standard Operating Procedure 9 (SOP 9), which explains the procedures that will be used to address the conduct of cases remanded from the Federal Circuit, including decisions resulting from IPR, PGR, and CBM review, as well as ex parte prosecution and reexamination proceedings. The revised SOP 9 provides valuable guidance to the parties, the public, and the PTAB on how remand proceedings should be handled.

In a live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significance of PTAB's new standard operating procedure on remand proceedings and how it will affect remand cases.

Key topics include:
· Understanding the Standard Operating Procedure 9
· Timeline for Issuing Decisions on Remand
· Responsibilities of Parties Involved in Remand Decision
· Default Procedures for Common Remand Scenarios
· Implications to Current Remand Cases

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