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Deciphering the PTAB’s SOP, Claim Amendment, and Claim Construction Changes: Game Changers for Post-Grant Proceedings

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Originally presented: November 08, 2018

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UPDATED AGENDA: This critical webinar will include up-to-the-minute guidance on the just-announced proposed rule making for claim amendments in post-grant proceeding and new claim construction changes …

PTO Director Andrei Iancu says of the spate of recent changes: “It is indeed a new day at the PTAB.”

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has tapped expert IP attorney Tyson Benson, associate with Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, to present this important webinar:

Deciphering the PTAB’s SOP, Claim Amendment, and Claim Construction Changes: Game Changers for Post-Grant Proceedings

The PTAB has substantially revised its Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”) relating to paneling of matters before the PTAB and precedential and informative decisions. These revisions are related to paneling of matters before the PTAB and are meant to increase the transparency, predictability, and reliability of PTAB proceedings and have been called “game changing” for universities.

Perhaps even more critical for patent holders are just-announced claim construction changes as well as the USPTO’s plan to allow claim amendments in post-grant proceedings.

To help TTOs and IP attorneys understand the impact of these changes and better protect their valuable patent portfolios, our expert presenter will focus this discussion on:

  • Specifics and impact of claim construction changes
  • How new rules on claim amendments will likely affect you and your patents
  • Understanding the revisions to SOP1 that explains the revised procedures for panel assignment;
  • The process for designating panels with more than three judges;
  • Revisions to SOP2 that creates a Precedential Opinion Panel (POP);
  • Understanding the functionality of the POP
  • Potential impact of PTAB changes on licensing and patent value
  • Best practices for TTOs and attorneys when:
    • Preparing initial patent claims
    • Preparing for:
      • inter partes reviews
      • post-grant reviews
      • covered business method patent reviews
      • derivation proceedings

Meet Your Presenter:

Tyson BensonTyson Benson
Associate
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

Tyson’s current practice is focused on providing patent protection and portfolio management strategies for his clients’ most important technologies.  He is also regularly involved in securing trademark protection, negotiating profitable licensing agreements, providing litigation support and conducting freedom to operate analyses.  Tyson takes pride in serving clients that range from start-ups to universities to Fortune 500 companies.  As a patent attorney who began his career as a computer engineer, he understands the importance of innovation and has the technical expertise to serve clients from virtually any industry. He is highly regarded for being an enthusiastic advocate for his clients’ work and for safeguarding their assets through the approvals process and onto the open market.  Tyson is a frequent speaker and webinar guest on topics that include patent prosecution, legal updates, and intellectual property.

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