February 24, 2016 - Tsai Center Hosts USPTO "PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour

Tsai Center Hosts USPTO "PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour"

On February 24, 2016, the Tsai Center hosted the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's "PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour."  The highlight of the event were live proceedings of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  As part of this event, the law school welcomed eight PTAB and TTAB judges and the attorneys representing the parties in those proceedings.  The event also included several educational sessions, with Board judges sharing tips for successful advocacy and experienced Board practitioners discussing strategies for winning cases before the PTAB and TTAB.  The Tsai Center welcomed a distinguished list of judges and speakers, including:
 
  • The Honorable Georginna Braden, Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • The Honorable Dan Galligan, Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • The Honorable Francie Gorowitz, Administrative Trademark Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • The Honorable Susan Hightower, Administrative Trademark Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Mackenzie Martin, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • David L. McCombs, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • The Honorable Lorelei Ritchie, Administrative Trademark Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Hope Shimabuku '05, Texas Regional Office Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Peter G. Thurlow, Polsinelli
  • The Honorable Stacey White, Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • The Honorable Ben Wood, Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and
  • The Honorable Michael Zecher, Administrative Patent Judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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