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The United States Patent & Trademark Office's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will hold hearings in the Moot Court Room on the campus of Northeastern University School of Law.

10/3/2014
When: 10/03/2014
From 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Northeastern University School of Law
65 Forsythe Street
Dockser Hall
Boston, Massachusetts  02115
United States
Contact: Geraldine MacLellan

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REGISTRATION FOR AFTERNOON PTAB SESSION NOW REOPENED

 

Due to the overwhelming interest in seeing the PTAB Hearing here in Boston, the PTAB has asked that we provide an additional room with video feed of the program and hearing. Registration is thus being reopened to provide this option. Registration will remain open until October 2, 2014, at 12 noon.

 

 


THE
TTAB
& PTAB COME TO BOSTON

 

On Friday, October 3, the United States Patent & Trademark Office's Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will hold hearings in the Moot Court Room on the campus of Northeastern University School of Law.

  

 

Program:

The morning program will focus on trademarks at the TTAB, Chief Judge Rogers will explain "Why the TTAB is not like the PTAB or District Court", followed by John L. Welch, TTABlog and Lando & Anastasi, sharing his views on "The Top 8 or 9 Losing TTAB Arguments." A three judge panel of the TTAB will hear the final argument in an inter partes proceeding, and Susan Montgomery and John Welch will then lead a question-and-answer period among the attendees. The luncheon keynote speaker is Kevin Johnson, Associate General Counsel, The Gillette Company, who will discuss "Brand Intellectual Property." The afternoon session will turn to patents, led off by Claire Laporte of Foley Hoag, speaking on "Emerging Issue in AIA PTAB Proceeding: Obviousness." A hearing before a three judge panel of the PTAB will be followed by a reception.

 

 

When: 10/3/2014

 

 

Where:
Northeastern University School of Law
Dockser Hall
65 Forsythe Street
Boston, MA 02115
 
Registration:
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LUNCHEON IS NOW SOLD OUT, so that the remaining morning TTAB and afternoon PTAB session tickets do not include the luncheon.


 

Lawyers and patent agents etc:
* Option #1 - Morning Trademark program, including TTAB hearing, plus lunch with keynote speaker and afternoon reception: BPLA members: $125 Non-members: $150 (SOLD OUT)
 * Option #2 - Afternoon Patent program, including PTAB hearing, plus lunch with keynote speaker and afternoon reception: BPLA members: $125 Non-members: $150 (SOLD OUT)

* Option #3 - Morning Trademark program, including TTAB hearing (overflow room), and afternoon reception (NO LUNCH): BPLA members: $100 Non-members: $125

* Option #4 - Afternoon Patent program, including PTAB hearing (overflow room), and afternoon reception (NO LUNCH): BPLA members: $100 Non-members: $125

  

Students (Law students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school):
* Option #1 - Morning Trademark program, including TTAB hearing, plus afternoon reception and lunch: free (SOLD OUT)
* Option #2 - Afternoon Patent program, including PTAB hearing, plus afternoon reception and lunch: free (SOLD OUT)

 

* Option #3 - Morning Trademark program, including TTAB hearing (overflow room), plus afternoon reception (NO LUNCH): free

* Option #4 - Afternoon Patent program, including PTAB hearing (overflow room), plus afternoon reception (NO LUNCH): free

 

* Students must use their law school email address for registration.

 
Please note that the space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register following the link near the top of this page.
 
Please note that the registration closes on Thursday October 2nd 2014 at 12:00PM.
 
CO-SPONSORED BY BOSTON PATENT LAW ASSOCIATION (BPLA) AND NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW




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