Christopher Scharff, Shareholder, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. to Speak at TKG's Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher Scharff, Shareholder, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: PTAB Patent Proceedings: Best Practices and Strategies LIVE Webcast. End Quote
  • Jersey City, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 07, 2016 - This event is scheduled Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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    About Christopher Scharff
    Chris Scharff's practice includes all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation through discovery, trial, and appeal to the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, as well as inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Chris was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 most active IPR practitioners in the U.S. by Docket Navigator. He is also a regular columnist on IPR practice and procedure for Chris has represented clients in large-scale patent disputes on technologies as varied as orthopedic implants, surgical equipment, infusion pumps, spinal surgery devices, GPS hardware, chemical products, advanced materials, automotive technology, food processing and computer software.

    About McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.
    McAndrews is an intellectual property law firm located in Chicago, Illinois. McAndrews, offers a deep bench of experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition, with all of its attorneys having a degree in science or engineering. While best known for its record of litigation success, McAndrews is also recognized as a leading firm in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, M&A support, and design rights. McAndrews' clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups, and world-renowned universities. It is continually recognized and honored by respected legal and business media and IP organizations for its achievements in intellectual property law.

    Event Synopsis:
    Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released its long-awaited package of rules to govern and to make targeted modifications for America Invents Act (AIA) trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The new rules will allow patent owners to submit an expert declaration with the preliminary response and also allow petitioners to seek leave to file a reply to the preliminary response. The rules also allow a party to request district court-type claim constructions for a patent if the party certifies that it will expire within 18 months of the Notice of Filing Date Accorded. The final rules took effect last May 2, 2016 and will apply to all future and ongoing PTAB proceedings.

    While it will take time to see the impact of these rules on PTAB practices, patent owners are expected to immediately start submitting expert rebuttal declarations with their preliminary responses. In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer a discussion for patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents on the best practices and strategies for patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the PTAB Patent Proceedings. The panel will also discuss issues involving patent owner preliminary response, amendments, depositions, objections to evidence, and will provide a roadmap in handling multiple proceedings at the PTAB and district court and when to take certain actions.

    Key topics will include:
    Inter Partes Review
    Post-Grant Review
    Best practices for patentees
    Best practices for third parties
    Post-Grant Practice Since PTAB
    Best Practices in Adapting to PTAB Challenges
    Up-to-the-Minute Regulatory Updates

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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