The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Exploring the "Patent Agent Privilege" Proposal and Its Anticipated Impacts on PTAB Proceedings

Top Quote This one-hour event is scheduled on August 30, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 22, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Exploring the “Patent Agent Privilege” Proposal and Its Anticipated Impacts on PTAB Proceedings LIVE Webcast.

    Event Synopsis:
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed a rule that would recognize a privilege for certain communications between U.S. patent agents or foreign non-attorney patent practitioners and their clients, to the same extent as communications between clients and U.S. attorneys. It would replace the current patchwork of common law, which requires a complex fact-based analysis to decide privilege questions.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will discuss how and to what extent the rule would protect communications from discovery in trial practice at the USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes review, post-grant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents, and derivation proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

    Key topics include:
    -Inter Partes Review
    -Post-Grant Review
    -Business Method Patents
    -Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
    -Communications Covered
    -Jurisdictional Limitations

    Speakers/Faculty Panel
    S. Lloyd Smith
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Britton Davis
    Cooley LLP

    For an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit:

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group, LLC brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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