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A Review of the Rarely Discussed and Lesser-Known Post-Grant Review Topics for Stakeholders in Patent Litigation This presentation will cover some lesser-known issues regarding litigating before the USPTO and how to use them to your tactical advantage.

12/14/2016
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT


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*Nebraska MCLE #131776. Iowa MCLE #248236. 1 CLE hour. (Distance learning credit)


FREE - NSBA IP Section member
$45 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$60 - Regular registration

Intellectual Property Section Members: To receive your discounted rate, use the promo code intprop16 while checking out in the NSBA store.   Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied. If you are unsure if your section member status, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.


This presentation will cover some lesser-known issues regarding litigating before the USPTO and how to use them to your tactical advantage, such as:

• Can a post-grant proceeding be used (offensively or defensively) to bring about an effective and quick settlement?
• What is the difference between a real-party-in-interest and a privy? Does it matter?
• How does estoppel actually work and how are patent families affected by a final written decision? What is a patent owner left with?
• Will a new USPTO Director have to address concerns that the new procedures are unfair to patent owners, that serial petitions filed on the same patent must be stopped and that petitions are being filed for improper purposes? How can you think ahead to anticipate new regulatory changes?
• Will the new Congress look at statutory changes to revamp the current post grant procedures?

Bernard (Bernie) J. Knight, Jr., focuses his practice at McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, on complex patent litigation. Bernie handles all IP matters, including patent, trademark and copyright issues. He has advised on intellectual property cases before the US Supreme Court and provided oversight on patent and trademark cases before numerous federal courts. Bernie served as the general counsel for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, Bernie served as the acting general counsel of the US Department of the Treasury at the height of the financial crisis. From 2001 to 2006, he was the deputy general counsel for the USPTO. Previously, he served for ten years litigating cases at the Department of Justice, Tax Division.

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