Save the Date: On March 1, 2016, the University of Missouri School of Law and our Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship will host an event that we’re generically calling Patent and Trademark Administrative Hearings and Symposium. Both the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board will be hearing live contested cases in our courtroom. In addition, we will have a set of discussion panels with the judges as well as outside perspectives on the process. In addition to the Judges and USPTO Officials, speakers include, inter alia, Jason Mudd, Matthew Cutler, Erich Spangenberg, Ashley Keller, and Dennis Crouch (me).
The CLE event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the law school and runs through 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided for those who register in advance. [Register at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/QryUdcIcvM] We are also looking to live-stream the hearings if permitted by the USPTO.
The USPTO will also be holding similar hearings in Dallas (February 24), Salt Lake City (March 4) and Atlanta (February 26). I’ll provide more information as it becomes available.