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Life After SAS and Oil States: What Has Changed and Where Do We Go from Here?

Life After SAS and Oil States: What Has Changed and Where Do We Go from Here?

February 21, 2019
Federal Circuit Bar Association Conference Room
Washington, District of Columbia
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Horizons Series Webcast Event

Presented by the PTAB/TTAB Committee

Where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decides to scrutinize a challenged patent, it must now address every challenged claim in the petition. As we inch closer to the one-year mark, how has the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS affected practice before the Board? How have the Federal Circuit and district courts dealt with SAS? And what challenges to the post-grant regime are litigants making after Oil States? Our panel of practitioners, in-house attorneys, and a PTO associate solicitor (pending approval) will explore recent developments for estoppel, institution, stays, remands, and constitutional challenges in the wake of SAS and Oil States.


Jason Romrell, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP


Christopher Geyer, Associate General Counsel, Appian
Jonathan Stroud, Chief IP Counsel, Unified Patents, Inc.
Benjamin Hickman, Associate Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office (invited)
Andrew Trask, Counsel, Williams & Connolly, LLP


This event will seek CLE accreditation. To be considered for CLE credit, you must fill out the CLE Request form that you will receive on the day of the webcast and send it in within 3 days of the event.  

Registration Information

Private Practitioner

FCBA Member - Complimentary

Non-Member - $175


FCBA Member/Students - Complimentary

Non-Member - $100

To register for this program, please follow the Registration button above. You will need to sign into your FCBA account (or create one if you do not already have one). If you are a member, the complimentary pricing will automatically appear.

For special “group” pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation, contact Jeremy Atkinson, Registration Cancellation Policy: Email requests for cancellations must be sent to Cancellations requested on or before Wednesday, February 20 will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee. After February 20, no refunds will be processed.




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