Wednesday, January 13, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Yearly regulatory updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) constantly shape the post-grant patent trials landscape. This year’s proposed guidelines entail amendments on the rules surrounding standard practices in post-grant review (PGR), inter partes review (IPR), and covered business method (CBM).

With these significant changes, it is imperative for patent owners, applicants, and litigators to re-evaluate their previously established strategies and devise new ones to ensure compliance.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with the regulatory updates and developments in post-grant patent proceedings. Speakers, among other things, will offer helpful tips and strategies to mitigate damages and avoid patent infringement cases.

In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:

  • Proposed Regulatory Updates and Guidelines from USPTO
  • Implication to Post-Grant Trial Procedures
  • Significant Risks and Pitfalls
  • Best Litigation Practices and Strategies
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of patent laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Todd R. Walters, Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Todd R. Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is the current Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the current Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. He has previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and Executive Management team and Co-leader of the IP Section. He has previously served as Chair of the Interference Committee of the AIPLA. He has also served as Vice-chair of the Interference Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) association for approximately ten years.

Roger H. Lee, Shareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Roger H. Lee focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on inter partes matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive experience before the PTAB and has successfully represented petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. Roger has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications and managing patent portfolios. He is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, from drafting applications to conducting appeals. He has obtained numerous patents for clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, mechanical, and electrical fields.

Andrew R. Cheslock, Counsel
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Andrew’s intellectual property practice focuses on contentious matters with an emphasis on patent office litigation. He has extensive experience in inter partes review proceedings involving a wide variety of technologies, where his representations have been on behalf of both petitioners and patent owners. In addition to patent office litigation, Andrew has extensive experience in District Court litigation and investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC), including hearing experience at the ITC. He also assists clients with patent counseling matters, including patent prosecution and due diligence in support of business deals.


Todd R. WaltersShareholder

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Roger H. LeeShareholder

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


Andrew R. CheslockCounsel

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • PTAB stats and trends
  • Discretion to institute
  • Impact of Covid on IPR filings and practice
  • Recent developments in prior art qualification issues
  • Prosecution tips in view of IPRs


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Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Patent Agents
  • Patent Examiners
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Licensing Managers
  • Patent Owners
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants


Todd R. WaltersShareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Roger H. LeeShareholder
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Andrew R. CheslockCounsel
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC



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