February 16, 2015
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is partnering with four law schools across the U.S. to showcase actual PTAB AIA trial proceedings and TTAB appeal and opposition proceedings. The first stop of this tour will feature a live oral argument in the pending CBM proceeding Google Inc. and Apple Inc. v. ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. (CBM2015-00040), with Fitch Even managing partner Timothy P. Maloney delivering the argument on behalf of ContentGuard. The program will take place at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas on February 24, 2016.
In addition to the proceedings featured at each of the four programs, PTAB and TTAB judges will share tips for successful advocacy, and experienced practitioners will discuss strategies for winning before the two boards. The events are free and open to the public, and CLE credit will be available.