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2018 Scheduled Webinars


A Surge to the PTAB? Filing and Litigation Strategy in the Light of the Upcoming Change to the Phillips Standard

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 2:00PM- 3:00PM ET

The USPTO announced earlier this month that inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business method patent proceedings will switch from the current broadest reasonable interpretation claim construction standard to the same standard used by district courts, the Phillips standard, starting on 13 November.  Soon after the announcement, many experts began to predict a rush of petitioners to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  The surge is expected because litigants may try to preserve the flexibility now allowed by differing standards in the different forums by acting to institute proceedings before the change occurs.

Our panel of three very experienced PTAB litigators will give their views how the move to Phillips at the PTAB is likely to change optimal litigation strategies going forward for both petitioners and patent owners.  The issues they will discuss include:

  • Will institution rates at the PTAB be changed by the switch to the Phillips standard?
  • Will district court judges be less likely to grant stays now that a PTAB claim construction will be more of a true preview of a Markman finding?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of delaying an IPR filing.
  • The timing of PTAB and district court decisions — and the potential for collateral estoppel.
  • The additional complications involved in multi-defendant litigation.


  • David CavanaughWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP 
  • Scott McKeownRopes & Gray LLP 
  • Michael SpechtSterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

Design Patent in China


Thursday, 25 October 2018 at 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM ET


  • Bart Fisher, Caterpillar Inc. 
  • Biqing Huang, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
  • Elaine Wu, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

AIA Estoppel: Making the Best of an IPR in District Court

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM ET


  • Herbert Hart, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 
  • Emily Johnson, Amgen, Inc. 
  • Hon. James Peterson, Chief District JudgeU.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin