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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

Examining the Latest Developments on the PTAB’s Use of Discretionary Denials

  • 01/27/2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Annual PTAB Webinar Series
: Examining the Latest Developments on the PTAB’s Use of Discretionary Denials

This webinar will discuss the latest developments on the PTAB’s use of discretionary denials. We will cover the USPTO’s Request for Comments to enact rules outlined in its discretionary denial precedential decisions and the reaction from industry. We will also discuss recent cases involving discretionary denials in the pharmaceutical and technology spaces and how they might impact IPRs and litigation going forward.

Earn up to 1.0 Professional CLE for NJ/NY/PA


Gregory Morris is the Leader of Honigman's Life Sciences Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Northwestern University. Gregory’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device patent litigation. He has extensive experience representing top pharmaceutical clients on the brand-side in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Gregory also regularly litigates inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He co-led a team of attorneys who represented a pharmaceutical company in the first-ever successful defense of an Orange Book-listed patent in an IPR review. [Read More]

Vikram Mathrani is an intellectual property litigator focusing his practice on patent litigation. He handles various technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, electronics, consumer products, software, and industrial products. [Read More]

Latifa H. Dabaja is an associate in our Intellectual Property Litigation Department. She focuses on a wide range of matters including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress matters. She has assisted in the litigation and prosecution of technologies and products in the pharmaceutical, automotive, mechanical, software, and consumer goods industries. [Read More]

Moderator Matthew Hartman, Counsel, Akin Gump, NJIPLA Chair, PTAB Committee

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