Event | Webinar

PTAB Proposed Rule Changes – Impact on Procedures

Region: Americas
8 June 2023
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In this first of a series of webinars on the USPTO’s proposed sweeping rules changes for PTAB practice, this panel will discuss the potential impact on logistics surrounding preparation of petitions, procedural denials of petitions, and settlement of PTAB disputes.

  • Buying larger word limits – Will this really help petitioners?
  • Separate briefing on discretionary denials – Real change, or merely an effective increase in word count for pre-institution briefing?
  • Enforced filing of pre-institution settlement agreements – Is this a change, or reinforcement of status quo?


  • Jennifer R. Bush hails from Fenwick & West LLP, where her practice focuses on PTAB trials and patent litigation. Her experience has led to her being named among the Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials, and she is the most experienced PGR lawyer in the country. Prior to focusing on PTAB trials, Jennifer spent over a decade in patent prosecution across a wide range of technical fields. She also has been a Lecturer-in-Law at UC Davis King Hall School of Law, and for many years was faculty and co-chair of PLI’s patent prosecution bootcamp.
  • David Holt is a partner in the DC office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice focuses almost exclusively on post-grant proceedings. He has been named counsel in over 100 post-grant proceedings across a diverse range of technologies. His work has led to IAM 1000 recommending him in the area of post-grant proceedings. Prior to joining Fish, David was a patent examiner at the USPTO.
  • Trenton Ward is a partner at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He joined the firm after serving for five years as a Lead Administrative Patent Judge at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA. As a Judge, Trenton adjudicated more than 250 AIA trials involving patent disputes.
  • Frank Bernstein is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. He has a broad range of practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (both pre-grant and post-grant patent matters), as well as in US district courts in all phases of patent infringement actions (pre-filing investigations to claim construction, Markman hearings to trials and appeals). Frank uses his extensive patent litigation experience to think outside the box, helping clients obtain and defend challenging patents.

This webinar is pending 1.0 general hour of CLE in AZ, CA, NJ, and NY. Attendees may request CLE credit in additional jurisdictions.

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