Elevate Your Prosecution 2021 will be held in Salt Lake City, at the luxurious Grand America hotel, as the first event of a series of conferences focusing on elite patent prosecution services. The first conference already has secured a roster of high profile speakers, which are listed below. The conference features cutting edge techniques and discussions for developing quality patent prosecution work to serve leading USPTO stakeholders.
 

Friday, September 24, 2021:

1.1    Michael Spector and Julie Burke (Petition.ai LLC): Deep Dive into Strategies for Successful Petitions at the USPTO               

1.2.   Dan Tucker (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP): Realities of Succeeding in PTAB Trials 1             

1.3.   Mike Bohn (VLP Law Group LLP): Surviving, Pivoting, and Thriving in the Changing Global IP Marketplace     

1.4.   Dan Tanner (Tanner IP PLLC): The Ethics of Educating Clients about Patent Vulnerabilities – a Litigator’s Perspective       

1.5.   James Long (Li & Cai IP Group, PTAB.US): A Memory Palace Approach to PTAB Case Citations and Holding Statistics             

1.6.   Bryan Hanks (FisherBroyles, LLP): Client Communications and Avoiding Black Swans  

1.7.   Margaret Polson (Polson Intellectual Property Law PC): Overview of Design Patents for Software-Related Inventions         

1.8.   Travis Banta (Loyal Intellectual Property Law, PLLC and former USPTO Examiner) and Kip Werking (FisherBroyles, LLP): Using Persuasion and the USPTO Count System for Successful Examiner Interviews – an Examiner’s Perspective  

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021:

2.1.    Scott McKeown (Ropes & Gray LLP): Realities of Succeeding in PTAB Trials 2: Prosecuting for the PTAB         

2.2.    David Hricik (Mercer Law School): Academic Perspective on Patent Valuation 1: Recent Legal and Technological Changes Reducing Patent Value

2.3.    John Duffy (University of Virginia School of Law): Academic Perspective on Patent Valuation 2: Historical Overview of File Wrappers for Famous Patents  

2.4.    Adam Mossoff (George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School): Academic Perspective on Patent Valuation 3: Implications of the New Paradigm of Patents as Public Rights in the Administrative State           

2.5     Ron Katznelson (President at Bi-Level Technologies): Pecuniary Interests of PTAB Judges – Empirical Analysis Relating Bonus Awards to Decisions in AIA Trials

2.6.    Robert Greenspoon (Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC): Past and Future Constitutional Challenges in Patent Law         

2.7.    John White (CEO & Managing Director at PCT Learning Center): Overview of the Benefits Today of Relying More Heavily on the PCT          

2.8.    Dennis Crouch (University of Missouri School of Law): Inventorship and the Role of Human Inventors in the Patenting Process  

Elevate Your Prosecution 2021 will be held in Salt Lake City, at the luxurious Grand America hotel, as the first event of an annual series of conferences focusing on elite patent prosecution services. The first conference already has secured a roster of high profile speakers, which are listed below. The conference features cutting edge techniques and discussions for developing the finest quality of patent prosecution work to serve leading USPTO stakeholders.

Scheduled Speakers