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 FY2015 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 toanalyse 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 towatch, 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 valuableknowledge.Benefits of attending:
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