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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)
c/o RRR Associations, LLC
2125 Center Avenue, Suite 406, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024

PTAB Year-in-Review

  • 01/23/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Embassy Suites by Hilton, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922


  • Must be a full time student who can attend the lunch followed by the CLE seminar


This half-day seminar will cover important and interesting PTAB developments from 2019. Learn the finer points of issues related to post-grant proceedings, including sovereign immunity, real-parties-in-interest, and discretionary denials of IPRs. The program will also address the impact of the Supreme Court’s SAS decision on IPRs and will discuss potential strategies for patent owners to mitigate the effects of post-grant proceedings.

12:00 – 12:45 Registration and Lunch

12:45 – 12:55 Welcome Remarks by Bruce DeRenzi, NJIPLA President Remarks

12:55 – 1:00 Introduction Remarks by Matthew HartmanPTAB Chair

1:00 – 1:50 Tips to Mitigate the Effect of IPRs

Matthew A. Pearson and Ruben H. Munoz, Akin Gump

1:50 – 2:40 PTAB Precedential Decisions on Discretion to Institute Inter Partes Review

Angela Verrecchio, Johnson & Johnson

2:40 – 3:00 Refreshment Break

3:00 – 3:30 A View from the PTAB Bench

PTAB Judge Robert Weinschenk

3:30 – 4:20 The impact of SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu on PTAB institutions and proceedings

Mark J. Feldstein, Finnegan

4:20 – 5:10 Update on Supreme Court decisions that will impact PTAB Proceedings

Christopher Loh, Venable LLP

5:10 – 5:15 Closing Remarks

Thank You To Our Sponsor!

CLE: All credits are pending confirmation.
New Jersey: 4.5 Credits
New York: 4.5 Credits
Pennsylvania: 4.0 Credits

Free self-parking. Park in the rear to easily access the main entrance to the American Beauty Rooms A and B (Level 2).

Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus will be available to and from Embassy Suites and Berkeley Heights Train Station or Netherwood Train Station during the program. When you arrive at the train station, please call (908) 897-1970.