PTAB/TTAB Hearings May Be Coming To A Law School Near You, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") hearings are typically open to the public, and a schedule of upcoming hearings is posted on the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") website. But hearings are only typically held at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria or one of the Regional Offices in Dallas, Denver, San Jose or Detroit. The USPTO has been making such hearings even more accessible to the public and providing valuable CLE experience for practitioners and law students. To this end, the PTAB has recently begun partnering with law schools to provide live PTAB and TTAB hearings at select law schools as part of its 2018 Live Hearing Stadium Tour.

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