Berkeley/GW Law Roundtable on the recent USPTO Post-Grant Rules Package

On April 20th, USPTO announced an “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for potential PTAB reforms,” requiring all comments due by June 20, 2023. This rule package is significant, took many by surprise, has caused substantial commentary already, and could result in several changes to USPTO post-grant practice under the AIA.

In order to assist everyone in developing and refining their comments, Berkeley and GW Law have joined forces to put together this roundtable discussion, on somewhat short notice.  

Please join Berkeley and GW Law on June 6, 2023 from 2:00-4:30 PM (Eastern) online for the roundtable discussion where a balanced representative group of thought leaders will share their viewpoints. The roundtable speakers have been selected to provide a balanced discussion. The roundtable will be moderated and guided by representatives from both Berkeley and GW Law.

Our hope is that this balanced discussion will allow you to listen to others (including some you may disagree with), and thus assist you in submitting your own comments to the USPTO.

The event is FREE. Please note that this invitation is only to join this event as an audience member. There will be no interaction between the audience and roundtable members other than through a moderated comments section through Zoom. If you plan to join, PLEASE RSVP here to register and obtain your Zoom link.   

Berkeley and GW Law are providing this event as a service to the patent community—we hope you can join us.

Confirmed Speakers:
David Cavanaugh, WilmerHale
Yen Florczak, 3M Company
Bob Goodlatte, Former United States Representative
Tara Hairston, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Timothy Jezek, Samsung
Jessica Kaiser, Arnold Porter
Paul Michel , Chief Judge, CAFC (ret.) & Paul R. Michel Consulting
Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings
Terry Rea, Crowell, former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Allison Schmitt, Berkeley Law & BCLT
Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents
Wayne Stacy, Berkeley Law & BCLT, former Director for the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Office
Rick Torczon, Wilson Sonsini
Brad Watts, US Chamber of Commerce
John Whealan, GW Law, former Deputy GC and Solicitor of the USPTO
Eliot Williams, Baker Botts
Stephen Wurth, Qualcomm

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