Eugene T. Perez, Partner, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Eugene T. Perez, Partner, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Navigating the PTAB Minefield: Practical Tips for Recent PTAB Developments LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2021 - This event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

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    About Eugene T. Perez
    Eugene Perez has practiced in the intellectual property field since 2000, specializing in chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology patents. His experience includes prosecuting patent applications, including corresponding with clients and preparing replies to all USPTO correspondence such as Office Actions and Restriction Requirements, initiating and conducting inter partes reviews (IPR), reissue applications, ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, conducting legal research and preparing freedom-to-operate, patentability, infringement and invalidity opinion letters. Mr. Perez has also argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

    Mr. Perez received his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, he received his Master’s in Biochemistry from George Washington University and went on to earn his J.D. from George Mason University.

    Mr. Perez serves as the editor for BSKB’s Post Grant Proceedings website, a site devoted to post-grant patent review procedures, including IPRs, post-grant reviews, ex parte reexaminations, and reissue applications.

    About Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is an internationally-recognized and highly-respected intellectual property (IP) law firm committed to obtaining and enforcing IP rights for our clients.

    Since 1976, BSKB has been providing a full range of intellectual property law services to clients in the areas of patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, litigation, opinions and counseling, design patents, trademarks and licensing. Our knowledgeable attorneys and agents hold advanced degrees and are experienced in the fields of chemistry, electronics and IT, mechanical engineering and life sciences/biotechnology.

    The patent law landscape evolves at an accelerating pace, making it a challenge for patent law experts to navigate the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) minefield every year. Some of the most anticipated developments this year include: final rules on allocation of burdens, motions to amend, all claims and challenges, and elimination of the presumption favoring petitioners; activity on discretion to institute; issuance of the indefiniteness guidance memorandum; key cases from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court; and the pending Arthrex case.

    Patent lawyers need to stay abreast of the emerging developments to alleviate risks of legal liabilities. It is also vital to come up with best strategic plans to ensure that their business is compliant with the recent regulations.

    In this LIVE CLE program, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will walk the audience through recent PTAB developments. Speakers will also offer insights on how to carefully manage the risks despite the evolving legal climate.

    Key topics include:
    • Institution
    o Discretion to Institute – Fintiv and General Plastic and their progeny
    o All Claims, All Grounds
    o Elimination of Presumption for Petitioner
    • Recent Changes Impacting Trials
    o Final Rules on Allocation and Burden
    o Indefiniteness Guidance Memorandum
    o Motion to Amend program
    • Key rulings from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit
    o Thryv v. Click-to-Call
    o Facebook v. Windy City
    o Uniloc 2017 v. Facebook
    • Arthrex
    o Where it stands and what does it mean to litigants
    • Outlook

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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