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Deciphering the PTAB’s Standard Operating Procedure Changes: A Game Changer for Post-Grant Proceedings

Format: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript
Thursday, November 08, 2018 ~ 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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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 meant to increase the transparency, predictability, and reliability of PTAB proceedings and have been called “game changing” for universities and other patent holders who, until now, have had to guess at whether PTAB would interpret and follow the rules, regulations, and precedents in the same way as the USPTO itself. 

To fully benefit from these critical changes, however, technology transfer professionals and IP attorneys will need to fully understand the revisions and how they impact patent practice going forward.

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

Deciphering the PTAB’s Standard Operating Procedure Changes: A Game Changer for Post-Grant Proceedings

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

  • 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 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

PLUS: Get answers to your questions during the live, interactive Q&A portion of the program.

Meet Your Presenter:

Tyson BensonTyson Benson
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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