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Using PTAB Proceedings to Challenge and Defend Patents

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Updates: Insights and Decisions

Meta Description: Gain invaluable insights into procedural changes at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in this webinar. Delve into General Plastic factors, PTAB procedures, and key decisions impacting patent challenges and litigation. Led by Scott McKeown, a renowned PTAB expert.

Session Overview: Discover the latest developments at the PTAB and explore crucial topics in this enlightening webinar session:

  • Impact of Covered Business Methods track termination on business method patent challenges.
  • Influence of reduced institution rates on PTAB settlements.
  • Standing requirements for inter partes review challenges.
  • Benefits for startups in filing patent invalidity challenges.
  • Integration of PTAB challenges into litigation representation agreements.
  • Effects of PTAB changes on International Trade Commission (ITC) complaints.
  • Circumstances for instituting parallel petitions and conducting discovery during PTAB proceedings.
  • Role of expert testimony and the doctrine of estoppel in PTAB proceedings.
  • Significance of PTAB as a “Court of Obviousness.”
  • Impact of Phillips claim construction standard on district court litigation stays.
  • Admissibility of sustained invalidity attacks in district court litigation.

Highlighted Decisions: Gain insights from recent PTAB decisions, including:

  • General Plastic Co., Ltd. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd., v. iRobot Corp
  • NHK Spring Co. Ltd. v. Intri-Plex Technologies Inc.
  • Wirtgen America, Inc. v. Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
  • Valve Corp. v. Elec. Scripting Prods., Inc.
  • Adobe Inc. v. Rah Color Techs. LLC

Course Leader: Scott McKeown, Partner at Ropes & Gray, is your guide through this comprehensive session. With extensive experience in PTAB proceedings and post-grant patent counseling, Scott is a recognized authority in the field. He brings over 270 PTAB matters handled since 2012 and serves as lead post-grant counsel to top innovators worldwide.

About Scott McKeown: Scott is a partner at Ropes & Gray, specializing in intellectual property litigation and chairing the firm’s PTAB group. His expertise spans PTAB trials, inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and complex litigations. As a Professorial Lecturer in Law, Scott shares his insights at The George Washington University Law School and maintains the award-winning blog,

Session Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours

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