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Keynote Speakers

Vinton Cerf
Makan Delrahim
Shaloo Garg

Fireside Chat

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

The PTAB has had a fundamental impact on U.S. patents since it became operational in September, 2012. Patent valuations have gone done, uncertainty has risen, and predictability of patent rights eroded. Yet, some of the worse “bad patents” have been appropriately invalidated. Questions arise, however, whether valid patent are still sometimes wrongly cancelled and patent owners harassed by abusive or repetitive petitions, despite many recent improvements in the IPR process. The panel will have a frank dialogue on what the PTAB has done correctly, what it needs to improve, and possible solutions to systemic issues.

Moderator:
Rob Sterne, Sterne and Kessler

Speakers:
Judge Paul Michel, Chief Judge (Retired)
Chief APJ Scott R. Boalick, PTAB, US Patent and Trade Office

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Unlimited Opportunities

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Connections with friends and thought leaders.

Phoenix, Arizona | October 20-23, 2019

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