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Analysing the PTAB for in-house counsel and their advisors



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The fourth annual MIP US Patent Forum returned to Silicon Valley on March 15 2016.

The U.S Patent & Trademark Office show that the number of AIA petitions filed in FY
2015 is more than 75 times higher than the number of CMBs and IPRs that were initiated in 2012. Moreover, after four years of operation, now is the perfect time to
analyse trends and developments in PTAB trials. It is also a good opportunity to discuss: a rise in settlements; the impact of new rule changes; and the relationship with the Federal Circuit and District Courts.

Focusing on these issue, as well as zeroing in on important decisions and cases to
watch, the MIP US Patent Forum, PTAB 2016 equipped delegates with the knowledge required to improve their workloads. It shed light on strategies for litigating at the PTAB, delved into pertinent statistics and gave analysis on specific sectors, such as pharmaceuticals.

The MIP US Patent Forum, PTAB brought together world leaders in corporations, industry associations, and international leading experts to discuss and impart valuable

Benefits of attending:

  • Listen to analysis on the first four years of PTAB
  • Learn how to prepare for rule changes in 2016
  • Analyse PTAB and the Federal Circuit
  • Understand institution rates and denial rates
  • Discuss strategies for litigating at the PTAB
  • Debate how to assemble teams for concurrent matters

Who delegates met:

  • IP in-house counsel
  • General counsel
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Heads of IP
  • Heads of legal
  • Directors of litigation
  • Patent counsel
  • District Court judges
  • PTAB Judges
  • Vice Presidents













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