Thursday, March 8, 2018

"Chat with the Chief"

The PTAB is pleased to announce a new webinar series called “Chat with the Chief” for Chief Judge David Ruschke to share updates on current PTAB developments and initiatives.

The “Chat with the Chief” is free for all to attend.  The Chief will receive questions for a two-way discussion.

In addition to the “Chat with the Chief” webinars, the PTAB is continuing its “Boardside Chat” webinar series on a bi-monthly basis.  Boardside Chats feature conversations with Board judges on various ex parte appeal and AIA trial topics.
 Please mark your calendars, and join the Board for informative and lively conversations!

Date Time Topic Speakers
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 Noon to 1 p.m.
New PTAB Studies in AIA Proceedings:  Expanded Panels and Trial Outcomes for Orange Book Listed Patents

To access the webinar

Thursday, March 1, 2018

From High Tops to High Tech: The IP of Basketball

From High Tops to High Tech: The IP of Basketball
Join the Texas Regional Office for a brown bag lunch panel discussion on intellectual issues relating to the sport of basketball. What role does innovation play in this ever-evolving game? Topics include famous historical patents, trademark and branding, right of publicity and more.
  • Tamera Bennett, Entertainment Law Attorney
  • Christian Dennie, Sport Law Attorney
  • Andrew Faile, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
  • Andrew Hirshfeld, USPTO Commissioner for Patents
Food trucks will be available onsite.  The event is free to all participants, but registration is required.
Texas CLE pending for 1.0 hours.
Registration (link is external)
For more information, please email (link sends e-mail) or call (469) 295-9000.