Keeping Tabs on PTAB

Questions on IP litigation at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board? Latham has answers.

September 19, 2016

With the increased popularity of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as a forum to resolve patent disputes, Latham has established innovative, market-leading approaches to PTAB proceedings, securing success for clients at an exceptional rate. Latham offers both petitioners and patent owners effective and efficient representation, based on early insights into the entire case strategy coupled with persuasive advocacy. Latham's PTAB Practice provides critical insight on market developments, key lessons learned four years after the PTAB creation and guidance on PTAB terminology, as outlined below.

New National Bar Association Launched

A group of experienced intellectual property litigators at major law firms recognized the need to establish best practices for the unique skills required to practice before the PTAB, and to create a forum to foster communication among its various stakeholders, including practitioners, judges and members of  industry. Their solution was to form the PTAB Bar Association (, which launched on Friday, September 16th, on the anniversary of the PTAB’s promulgation. Find out more about the new PTAB Bar Association.

Webcast: Winning at the PTAB: The Federal Circuit’s Impact on Strategy and Practice

In this webcast installment, members of Latham's PTAB Practice discuss how appellate-level decisions at the Federal Circuit have shaped all aspects of PTAB practice and procedure, from preparing the petition or preliminary response, to the nearly inevitable Federal Circuit appeal. Register now to join us for the discussion on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 9:00am Pacific/11:00am Central/12:00pm Eastern.

Recent Videos on PTAB Trends

Latham lawyers discuss how the PTAB has affected IP litigation and explain Latham’s innovative approach to PTAB proceedings.

Latham partners Mike Morin and David Frazier discuss trends in pharmaceutical proceedings at the PTAB.

The Book of Jargon® - Patent Trial & Appeal Board

The Book of Jargon® – Patent Trial & Appeal Board is one of a series of practice area-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins. The definitions contained in it are applicable terms often encountered in PTAB practice. These terms raise complex legal issues on which specific legal advice will be required. The terms are also subject to change as applicable laws and customary practice evolves. Search or download the Book of Jargon® – Patent Trial & Appeal Board now.

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