Brian Murphy, Partner, Haug Partners to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today Brian Murphy, Partner, Haug Partners will speak at its webcast entitled: “PTAB Practice Updates: The Future of Patent Law.” This event is scheduled on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Brian Murphy
    Brian Murphy served as a Lead Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board from 2014–2017, where he presided over nearly 200 Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, and Covered Business Method Review proceedings. Brian drafted more than 60 substantive decisions and mentored numerous AIA trial section judges during his time as a PTAB Lead Judge. He is also a trial lawyer with thirty years of experience litigating and trying patent cases in the federal courts and International Trade Commission, with particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Brian is the Chair of Haug Partners’ Post Grant Review Practice.

    About Haug Partners
    Haug Partners is a full-service, national law firm that provides integrated multidisciplinary legal services for life science and technology companies. Our service offerings include: (i) Antitrust Litigation and Counseling; (ii) Commercial Litigation and Strategic Counseling; (iii) Due Diligence; (iv) FDA Compliance and Counseling; (v) Intellectual Property Enforcement; (vi) Intellectual Property Procurement and Strategy; (vii) International Trade Commission; (viii) Investigations, Compliance, and Risk Mitigation Services; (ix) Licensing and Transactions; and (x) Trademarks and Unfair Competition. With offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, and through relationships with firms in Germany, China, Japan, and other key international markets, Haug Partners has the resources, technical expertise, legal acumen, and business judgment to consistently deliver optimal outcomes for clients.

    Event Synopsis:
    In 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continued implementing policy initiatives of Director Iancu that may significantly affect trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Some of the developments in 2019 include expansion of the PTAB’s discretion to deny petitions, a new claim amendment process, and the issuance of the first precedential opinions from the recently created Precedential Opinion Panel. In addition to the Director’s initiatives, in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, a case whose implications are still being sorted out, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced a judicial fix to a constitutional defect in the appointment of PTAB judges.

    In this LIVE Webcast, patent law experts Ted M. Cannon (Knobbe Martens) and Brian Murphy (Haug Partners) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of these recent developments in the PTAB practice. In addition to discussing Director Iancu’s initiatives and Arthrex generally, the speakers will provide focused insight and practice tips regarding a recent Precedential Opinion Panel decision regarding what evidence is needed to prove that a publication qualifies as prior art that can be relied on to invalidate a patent.

    This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key topics:
    • Expansion of the PTAB’s discretion to deny petitions
    • New claim amendment process in PTAB cases
    • The PTAB’s new Precedential Opinion Panel, including a focused discussion of the panel’s decision about what evidence is needed to prove that a publication qualifies as prior art
    • The Federal Circuit’s Arthrex decision
    • Potential implications of these developments

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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