FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE PTAB

Thoughts on Practice, Procedure, IPRs and Other Meanderings in the World of Pharmaceutical Patent Validity Challenges

April 24, 2018 10:15am

Honorable Jacqueline D. Wright Bonilla
Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge
Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO (Alexandria, VA)

Honorable Brian P. Murphy
Partner
Haug Partners (New York, NY)
(Former Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO)

Honorable Michelle Nerozzi-Ankenbrand
Lead Administrative Patent Judge
Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO (Alexandria, VA)

Since its formation in 2012, the PTAB has become an established alternate forum in the pharmaceutical patent dispute arena. IPRs are now a standard and established parallel procedure in Paragraph IV litigation. The IPR proceeding presents an option frequently built-in and often considered by the parties. PGRs and CMB challenges have also been used in these high stakes pharmaceutical patent challenges.

As such, knowing the ‘ins and outs’ of PTAB practice is a critical competency for today’s Hatch-Waxman petitioner. To help you better understand these procedures, as well as their governing forum, a current and a former Administrative Patent Judge from the PTAB will explore potential rule changes, the use of expert declarations and other evidence, oral hearing demonstratives, and the use of reheating procedures, in an intimate fireside chat.