Bloomberg Law sought out Banner Witcoff attorney Fred Meeker for a Jan. 2 article outlining five things attorneys should know about arguing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
In the article, Fred stressed the importance of having a detailed understanding of the technology involved in the patents at issue and the case record.
The judges “on your panel will know the patents and prior art as well as any lawyer in the courtroom,” Fred told Bloomberg Law. “They’ll know the law and they’ll also know PTAB practice,” he added.
Fred also suggested that attorneys tailor their presentations before the PTAB for judges who participate in hearings remotely. He recommended that attorneys who plan to use projection screens to display an exhibit in a PTAB hearing should submit presentation materials ahead of time so that remote judges can follow along.
The article, “Five Things to Know For Patent Trial and Appeal Board Arguments,” is available online.
Posted: January 7, 2020