Patent applications generally wind their way through patent prosecution via office actions and interviews with the Examiners at the U.S.P.T.O. In some instances, when an application has been finally rejected, the applicant may decide to file an “ex parte” appeal with the Patent Office (denoted “ex parte” since (other than the patent Examiner) there is no opposing party, such as in civil litigation).
The U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial Appeal Board PTAB is hosting its next “Boardside Chat” webinar tomorrow, Thursday, April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time). The chat will discuss “Petitionable Matters, Objectionable Matters, and New Grounds of Rejections in Ex Parte Appeals.”
PTAB Judges Adriene Lepiane Hanlon, Bruce Wieder, and Anthony Knight will present and also address audience questions.
The webinar is free and open to everyone to attend. More information, including the WebEx access information, can be found at the PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series webpage. Access info is below this article.
Webinar Access Information for Apr. 5, 2018 at noon, E.T.:
Event/Access #: 996 735 788
Event password: AprilChat2018
Access code: 996 735 788