Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Post-grant proceedings continue to have a significant impact on IP litigation and strategy in 2020. Despite a global pandemic and the closure of the USPTO offices, IPR filings continued at a brisk pace, reaching a total of 1,429 petitions in FY 2020, compared to 1,394 in FY 2019. The courts were also busy, with decisions touching on discretionary denials, standing, and appellate review of PTAB decisions, as well as the looming constitutional challenge to the appointment of PTAB judges that is on the Supreme Court’s docket. 

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, join Fish attorneys and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chairs Karl Renner and Dorothy Whelan as they discuss the most important post-grant developments of 2020, including: 

  • Discretionary denials in light of Fintiv, the evolution of 314 jurisprudence, and challenges to the NHK-Fintiv rule
  • Appeals from institution decisions in light of Thryv and Cisco Systems 
  • Appeals from Final Written Decisions in light of Argentum 
  • Appeals to the Supreme Court, including SCOTUS’ decision to hear Arthrex and what it could mean for the future of the PTAB
  • The PTAB’s nimble response to the COVID-19 crisis
Fish & Richardson, P.C. is an accredited CLE provider by the California, New York, and Texas State Continuing Legal Education Boards. (California Provider Number 4933). Fish & Richardson will apply for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in some additional states. Credit will be awarded only to attorneys who report their required CLE states during their registration process and who log in and complete the webinar in its entirety. Note that Fish is unable to grant CLE credit to attendees who listen to the audio portion only.

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