NYIPLA Participates in 2018 PTAB Judicial Conference in Alexandria, Virginia

On June 28, 2018, the USPTO hosted its 2018 PTAB Judicial Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. This was the first in a series of Judicial Conferences being hosted throughout the country. NYIPLA was honored to participate in the conference with Charley Macedo, from Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, co-chair of the newly created PTAB Committee at the NYIPLA participating on a panel to interview the Chief Judge about recent developments at the PTAB. The event was well attended and demonstrated the PTAB's commitment to continue to communicate with and seek input from stakeholders. The Judicial Conference included working sessions demonstrating best practices in communicating with the PTAB with emails, briefs, and oral argument. The Judicial Conference also included stakeholder discussions on patent-eligibility and motions to amend.