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Contested Matters Second Annual PTAB Summit
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When: September 14, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 PM // 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Boston Mariott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02142
United States
Contact: BPLA Contested Matters Committee

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BPLA Contested Matters Committee 

Whether you are new to AIA trials or a seasoned PTAB veteran, we hope that you will join the Contested Matters Committee for our cornerstone event.
We are expanding the summit to a full day event!
The new morning session will feature an “AIA Trial Bootcamp” hosted by the PTAB Bar association, and the afternoon session will feature panel discussions and networking with PTAB stakeholders and PTAB practitioners.
Come share and learn about the evolution of PTAB practice.
Registration will be separate for the morning and afternoon sessions.

*Phil Makrogiannis will be participating in our Boundaries of PTAB Proceedings panel, in place of Ashita Doshi
*Fangli Chen will be participating in our Evolution of PTAB Strategy panel, in place of Siegmund Gutman
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration for Morning Session
Light breakfast will be served

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PTAB Bar Association Presents: AIA Trial (PTAB) “Boot Camp”

Explore the nuts and bolts of PTAB proceedings, review and critique pleadings,
share and learn best practices from seasoned PTAB practitioners.

The PTAB Bar Association’s AIA Trials BootCamp will feature speakers and moderators with a combined experience spanning more than 300 AIA Trials, including:

  • Joseph Palys, Partner, PaulHastings
  • Gwilym Attwell, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Brandon Bludau, Associate, Finnegan
  • Cory Bell, Associate, Finnegan
  • Tom Rozylowicz, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Paromita (Mita) Chetterjee, Associate, Paul Hastings
  • Hon. Scott Daniels, APJ, USPTO
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Registration for Afternoon Session 

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussions

Explore how the PTAB has evolved over the past 5 years of AIA post-grant trials,
consider the evolving boundaries of PTAB proceedings, and the maturing of PTAB strategy
as the proceedings are continually shaped by the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. Panelists will include practitioners, APJ’s and in-house counsel. 

Panel 1: Boundaries of PTAB Proceedings

  • *Phil Makrogiannis, Chief IP Counsel, Life Sciences Solutions at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Hon. Michael Kim, APJ, USPTO
  • Brandon Rash, Partner, Finnegan
    Moderator: Rachel L. Emsley, Associate, Finnegan

Panel 2: Evolution of PTAB Strategy

  • Margo Furman, Ph.D., Global Head IP Counsel, R&D and New Products, Shire
  • Hon. Scott Daniels, APJ, USPTO
  • *Fangli Chen, Partner, Proskauer
    Moderator: Andrej Barbic, Ph.D., Senior Patent Counsel, Proskauer

 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Networking and Cocktail Reception

Boston Marriot Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

$100 Morning / $ 100 Afternoon ; $180 Full Day

Available Discounts:
Logged in BPLA Members: $60 Morning/ $60 Afternoon; $100 Full Day
Logged in Government/student : $30 Morning / $30 Afternoon; $ 50 Full Day
PTAB Bar Association Members: $60 Morning/ $60 Afternoon; $100 Full Day

BPLA Members/Gov't/Students MUST BE logged in to receive the discounted pricing.

PTAB Association Members MUST select "PTAB BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER" ticket type to receive discounted pricing.

BPLA Contested Matters Committee Co-Chairs

Andrej Barbic, Proskauer Rose

Rachel Emsley, Finnegan




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