UPCOMING EVENTS


APABA-SV & Baker Botts Present: "Post-Grant Review CLE and Networking Reception for Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO"

  • Baker Botts LLP 1001 Page Mill Rd, Building One, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA, 94304 United States

UPDATE: We are excited to announce that the CLE panelists will include:

  • Administrative Patent Judge Peter Chen of the Silicon Valley USPTO,
  • Eliot Williams, a partner in the Palo Alto office of Baker Botts, and
  • Sandra Lee, a partner in the New York office of Baker Botts. 
  • Luke Pedersen, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Botts, will moderate the panel.

4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. - "Post Grant Review Proceedings - Changing the Face of Patent Litigation"

IPR and CBM proceedings have proven to be invaluable tools for invalidating patent claims in response to a claim of infringement. So successful, that the PTAB has been referred to as a "death squad" for patents, by some commentators. More recent statistics published by the USPTO challenge this label and suggest that there is hope for the patent holder. Regardless, IPR and CBM deserve a hard look by any company that is concerned about a claim of infringement.

This seminar will feature a diverse panel of experts discussing (i) up to date statistics and their implication with respect to likelihood of success; (ii) lessons learned as derived from published decisions of the PTAB; (iii) best practices for future IPR and CBM proceedings. 1.0 unit of General CLE credit has been applied for.

5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. - Networking Reception for John Cabeca, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO

Come listen to Director Cabeca speak about current affairs at the USPTO, including post-grant review procedures, progress on setting up the Silicon Valley Office, and the potential impact of proposed legislation. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres to be served at the reception.

This event is sponsored by and hosted at Baker Botts LLP.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: Kristin Berry at kristin.berry@bakerbotts.com. Space is limited.