By Godson Umejiego, Senior Correspondent USA
With PTAB Inventor Hour Webinar cruising into Episode 6, inventors that are new to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB ) proceedings are invited to Join PTAB on Thursday, March 24, at noon ET, to learn more about all aspects of ex parte appeals, America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, and PTAB operations.
Each Inventor Hour webinar covers the basics of ex parte appeals and AIA proceedings. Sessions feature useful and interesting information, such as practice tips and inventor case studies. Each webinar introduces an administrative patent judge or a PTAB staff member, so you can learn more about the Board’s decision-makers and those working behind the scenes. In short, Inventor Hour webinars offer something for everyone.
Episode 6 will cover these topics:
- Meet a Board Operations member: A conversation with Chief Clerk Erica Swift to discuss her role at the Board
- Patent Pro Bono Programme: An overview of the patent pro bono programme, which assists qualified inventors in finding registered practitioners to prepare patent applications
- Trial byte: An overview of the consolidated trial practice guide, which provides the roadmap for success in AIA proceedings
- Inventor case study: A look at an ex parte appeal where evidence of unexpected results in a declaration led to a favorable Board decision