MBHB partner Andrew Williams, Ph.D. is a featured panelist for a presentation entitled, “Advanced IPR Topics Panel ,” set for 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2017 at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The PTAB Bar Association and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) are hosting this inaugural Chicago regional event entitled, “Chicago Regional IPR Seminar,” for practitioners, students, and others interested in PTAB practice. The event will feature a USPTO/PTAB update from Judge David McKone, moderated panel sessions discussing current inter partes review issues from both the petitioner and patent owner perspectives, a mini-boot camp discussing the basics of IPRs, and a networking reception. MBHB is a proud sponsor of the event.
The panel presentation featuring Dr. Andrew Williams will cover topics that include: PTAB Practice Tips; To Declare or Not to Declare: Using Expert Declarations to Support the Patent Owner Preliminary Response; Life Isn’t Fair: When the Board Sua Sponte Adds Grounds; It’s My Board, and I’ll Deny If I Want To: Is there a new focus on Discretion? Estopping the Purpose of IPRs: Are We Self Correcting After Shaw?