PTAB Committee Meeting: USPTO - Updates to the Interim Director Review of PTAB Decisions

Event Date
  • 8/15/2023   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Zoom


Please join the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) PTAB Committee on August 15th to discuss the USPTO decisions of the interim process and the extension of the Director Review (DR) option to institution decisions. 

In this interactive meeting hosted by Co-Chairs Charley Macedo and Ken Adamo, the NYIPLA PTAB Committee welcomes our distinguished featured guests - Administrative Patent Judges, Kal Deshpande and James Worth – to discuss the new interim director review process.  

Updates to the interim director's review include: 

  • Expanding the process to permit parties to request DR of PTAB decisions on institution in AIA proceedings. 
  • Providing updated guidance as to what types of issues the Director will consider in DR, as well as additional guidance on various topics, such as the initiation of DR at the sole discretion of the Director (sua sponte DR), remands to PTAB for further proceedings, and sanction authority of the Director.
  • Providing the Director, the option to delegate review to a new independent panel called the Delegated Rehearing Panel (DRP).
  • Creating a new Appeals Review Panel (ARP), which may be convened by the Director sua sponte, to review PTAB ex parte, reexamination, or reissue appeal decisions.


Hon. Kal Deshpande, Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO

Hon. James Worth, Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO

There will be a Q&A session afterward. This event is free to all NYIPLA members and PTAB Committee members. 1.0 NY/NJ CLE credit will be available for attendees.

Please remember to re-register for the NYIPLA and PTAB Committee if you have not yet done so in the new year to continue to participate at no additional cost in the PTAB Committee CLE program on the third Tuesday of every month, at 4:00 p.m. ET


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