USPTO Address: Detailing How the New Post- Grant Opposition Procedures Have Impacted Patenting, and Updating on the Implementation of the Post-Grant Review Proceedings

January 23, 2014 9:00am

The Honorable James Donald Smith CAPJ
Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
United States Patent and Trademark Office

This exclusive address by Chief Judge James Donald Smith will outline the regulations covering the brand new post grant review, inter partes review, supplemental examination, and third party pre-issuance submission procedures and how they will affect patent prosecution and litigation. Chief Judge Smith will discuss the PTO’s thought process in crafting these regulations, especially with regard to discovery rules and standards of evidence, and take questions from attendees on utilizing or defending against them.