January 18, 2018
On January 16, Fitch Even partner Thomas F. Lebens copresented a webinar, “How to Strategically Incorporate Ex Parte Appeals into Your Practice," to the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Corporate Practice Committee. The topics discussed included understanding USPTO incentives; factors affecting the decision to appeal; comparison of prosecution options; working with the examiner; patent term adjustment; pre-appeal brief reviews; PTAB affirmance and reversal statistics, including specific grounds for affirmance and reversal; and more.
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