Friday, April 30, 2021

Coming soon: PTAB webinar about preparing an appeal brief

Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, May 13, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, for a discussion about preparing an appeal brief. This program is intended for independent inventors, new practitioners, and those interested in learning more about the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

During the webinar, Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola, Lead Judge James Worth, Judge Eric Jeschke, Judge Frances Ippolito, Judge Nina Medlock, and Acting IT Branch Chief Joy Weber will discuss:

  • A new tool to aid in preparing an appeal brief
  • General information about appealing examiner rejections to the PTAB
  • PTAB rules and procedures for appeal briefs
  • Common appellant mistakes

There will be a Q&A session at the end. Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to

Register in advance. The webinar is free and open to all. Captioning service will be provided.

More information is available on the PTAB Boardside Chat page of the USPTO website.