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PTAB and TTAB

PTAB and TTAB

The Association’s PTAB and TTAB Committee addresses the impact of PTO PTAB and TTAB proceedings, decisions, and practice in the Federal Circuit community and implications for court management and best practices in view of AIA post-grant, inter partes review and covered business method proceedings. It will also provide information to the FCBA community regarding issues affecting PTO PTAB and TTAB appeals at the Federal Circuit. The portfolio is one of the most active in the Association.

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Committee Leadership

Committee Chairs

Committee Vice Chairs

Committee Board
Liaisons

Committee Secretary

Emily Johnson
Amgen

Rick Neifeld
Neifeld IP Law PC

 

 

 

 

Erika Arner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Phil Hirschhorn
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Megan F. Raymond
Ropes & Gray LLP
 

Peter Cicala
Celgene Corporation

Emily Tait
Honingman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Kristen Yohannan
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

 

Christopher Suarez
Williams & Connolly LLP







 


Subcommittees

PTAB/TTAB CAFC Appeals

The PTAB/TTAB CAFC Appeals subcommittee reviews and disseminates information on practice and procedure for appeals from the PTAB/TTAB to the Federal Circuit, and issues resolved by the Federal Circuit, and drafts case summaries for monthly FCBA publications.

Members

Jason L. Romrell, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Jonathan Stroud, Unified Patents Inc.

Esther H. Lim, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Joshua Kresh, Fried Frank

Christopher Suarez, Williams & Connolly LLP

Rachel Elsby, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

 

PTAB/TTAB Case Review

The PTAB/TTAB Case Review subcommittee prepares case summaries for submission to FCBA publications.

Members

Pauline Pelletier, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC - Subcommittee Leader

Christopher Suarez, Williams & Connolly LLP

Kenneth S. McLaughlin, Jr., Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, PC

Howard J. Klein, Klein, O'Neill & Singh, LLP

Robert Mihail, Neifeld IP Law, PC

Hunter Yancey, Qualcomm Incorporated

 

TTAB Practice

The TTAB Practice subcommittee reviews and disseminates information on TTAB statute/rule, practice, procedure, decisions, and Federal Circuit issues relating to TTAB.

Members

Kenneth S. McLaughlin, Jr., Law Offices of McLaughlin & Associates, PC

 

PTAB/TTAB CBM

The PTAB/TTAB CBM subcommittee reviews and disseminates information on PTAB and Federal Circuit CBM specific case law, practice, procedure, and sunset provisions.

Members

Paul Margulies, Kaye Scholer LLP

 

PTAB/TTAB and Parallel Proceedings

The PTAB/TTAB and Parallel Proceedings subcommittee reviews and disseminates information on relationship between PTAB and parallel proceedings and actions.

Members

Rick Neifeld, Neifeld IP Law, PC

Christopher Geyer, Williams & Connolly LLP

Michael H. Smith, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Antigone Peyton, Cloudigy Law PLLC

 

ANDA and BPCIA Proceedings

The ANDA and BPCIA Proceedings subcommittee reviews and disseminates information on relationship between PTAB and ANDA/BCPIA activities and actions.

Members

David P. Frazier, Latham & Watkins

Seth I. Heller, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Doreen Y. Trujillo, Saul Ewing, LLP


Liaisons with External Organizations

Liaisons identify and disseminate information regarding programming between organizations.

 

American Chemical Society | Intellectual Property Committee

Justin Krieger, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
 

American Bar Association | IPL Section

Christopher Suarez, Williams & Connolly LLP
 

Association of the Bar of the City of New York | Patents Committee

Philip L. Hirschhorn, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
 

District of Columbia Bar | Intellectual Property Law Section

Kenie Ho, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
 

IEEE-USA | IP Committee

Rick Neifeld, Neifeld IP Law, PC
 

Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association

Howard J. Klein, Klein, O'Neill & Singh, LLP
 

Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association

Doreen Y. Trujillo, Saul Ewing, LLP
 

PTAB Bar Association

Jim Brookshire, Federal Circuit Bar Association
 

The Virginia Bar Association | Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law Section

Joerg-Uwe Szipl, Griffin and Szipl, PC

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