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  • Recorded Webinar from July 27, 2023
Discretionary Denial and Beyond: Recent Developments in AIA Trial Practice

Please join Fitch Even for a free webinar, “Discretionary Denial and Beyond: Recent Developments in AIA Trial Practice,” on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. MDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT / 12 noon EDT.

Since the introduction of inter partes review proceedings in 2012, AIA trial practice has been constantly evolving and the USPTO has signaled that big changes may be ahead. Starting with the USPTO director’s 2022 memorandum issuing guidance on discretionary denial practice and continuing up to the Office’s recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this webinar will give attendees an overview of the latest precedent affecting AIA trial practice from the PTAB and the Federal Circuit, as well as current practice guidance and potential future rulemaking issued by the USPTO.

During this webinar, our presenters will address these topics and more:

  • Recent guidance and proposed changes to discretionary denial procedures
  • The latest notable decisions from the PTAB and the Federal Circuit affecting AIA trial practice
  • A summary of proposed changes to AIA trial practice issued by the USPTO

Our presenters will be Fitch Even attorneys Paul B. Henkelmann and Brian P. Herrmann.

Paul Henkelmann focuses his practice on patent post-issuance proceedings, U.S. and international patent procurement, and intellectual property litigation and counseling. Paul has represented clients in dozens of AIA trials before the PTAB in a wide variety of technical fields including nanotechnology, software, semiconductors, and computer peripherals. He also has substantial experience in both asserting and defending against patent and trademark infringement claims in the federal courts, while remaining active in procuring and managing international IP portfolios.

Brian Herrmann is a registered patent attorney who has centered his career on complex litigation. He has practiced at numerous venues including the PTAB, the International Trade Commission, and many district courts across the country. Brian has represented clients in telecommunications, computer infrastructure, networks (LTE, WiFi), electronic devices and their parts such as LCD televisions, Bluetooth, and video technology.

A recording of this webinar is available through July 26, 2024.

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