Ted M. Cannon, Partner, Knobbe Martens to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Ted M. Cannon, Partner, Knobbe Martens 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 Ted M. Cannon
    Ted M. Cannon has litigated intellectual property disputes in district courts, appellate courts, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office for more than 17 years. He represents both intellectual property owners and defendants across a range of industries, including computer hardware and software, medical devices, and financial products and services. Since the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in 2012, Mr. Cannon has consistently ranked among the most active PTAB litigators, trying more than 75 PTAB cases from filing through termination or final written decision, including more than 20 through appeal. He has also ranked among the highest performing PTAB attorneys. He is now serving as co-chair of the PTAB litigation practice group at Knobbe Martens.

    About Knobbe Martens
    Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Knobbe Martens handles intellectual property litigation nationwide, including litigation at the district courts, the appellate courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. Knobbe Martens has close to 275 attorneys and scientists, including over 125 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property litigation. The firm has offices in Orange County, California, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

    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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