POST- CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Parallel Proceedings: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

May 11, 2017 1:45pm – 4:45pm

Scott P. McBride
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. (Chicago, IL)

Scott A. McKeown
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P (Alexandria, VA)

Richard Torczon
Of Counsel
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (Washington, DC)

(1:45pm-4:45pm | Registration opens at 1:30pm)   This hands-on, interactive workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of each phase of a parallel proceeding. From timing, to stays, to managing the burdens of proof, to presenting evidence, our panel will provide you with best practices and strategies to successfully challenge or defend a patent. Topics to be addressed include:
  • Addressing the challenges of claim construction with two competing standards
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of holding back potentially invalidating prior art references
  • Overcoming the uphill battle of heading to district court with a denial or invalidity decision from the PTAB
  • Implementation of the 2016 Rules Package
  4:45 Workshop Adjourns