PTAB Bar Assoc. Program Comm., Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-Motions to Amend
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern
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PTAB Bar Association
Program Committee Webinar

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Motions to Amend
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 4:00pmET, 1:00pmPT
As a continuation to the PTAB Bar Association’s webinars examining the ANPRM and the USPTO’s proposed sweeping rule changes for PTAB practice, the PTAB Bar Association will explore the Notice pf Proposed Rulemaking – Motions to Amend.
The webinar will address:
  • Options for preliminary guidance and revisited MTA
  • Use of discretion by the Board, including grounds and help from Examiners
  • Burdens for Petitioner, PO, and the Board
  • Interplay with ex parte post-grant proceeds (reexam and reissue)
Speakers include Jennifer Bush, Megan Raymond, and Stephanie Schonewald; moderated by Tamara Frazier.
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Jennifer R. Bush hails from Fenwick & West LLP, where her practice focuses on PTAB trials and patent litigation. Her experience has led to her being named among the Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials, and she is the most experienced PGR lawyer in the country.  Prior to focusing on PTAB trials, Jennifer spent over a decade in patent prosecution across a wide range of technical fields.  She also has been a Lecturer-in-Law at UC Davis King Hall School of Law, and for many years was faculty and co-chair of PLI’s patent prosecution bootcamp.
Megan Raymond is a partner at Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone.  Megan is one of the top 50 women in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trials, representing clients in over 90 post-grant proceedings to date. Megan also tries patent cases in federal district courts and in the International Trade Commission, and argues appeals before the Federal Circuit. Megan is ranked in Chambers USA as an Up and Coming practitioner for Intellectual Property: Patent. Chambers describes her having particular expertise in PTAB proceedings and describes her as “a very smart and capable lawyer, who represents clients in a very effective way.” Megan has also been recognized by IAM 1000 and The Legal 500, as “a rising star who can handle difficult arguments and witnesses with grace and effectiveness.” She was also named to the PTAB Bar Association’s “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials” list in 2019 and 2021. And, Megan authored the latest edition of PLI’s treatise, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Stephanie Schonewald is a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart.  Steph counsels biotech and pharmaceutical companies on the strategic development of patent portfolios, patent prosecution, and post-grant patent challenges. Steph also advises clients who are involved in contentious patent scenarios, and she has handled a variety of third party submissions, protests, and post-grant proceedings before the USPTO.  Additionally, Steph advises clients on the management of their US patent office activity alongside other global patent activity.
Tamara Fraizer is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and leads the firm’s US IP Litigation group.  Her practice includes prosecution and analysis of patents involving analytics and informatics, especially in the life sciences, as well as patent litigation - including post-grant proceedings - involving consumer products, software, and biotechnology. Her clients range from start-ups to established mid-sized companies to global corporations and include patent owners as well as those who challenge patents.  Tamara has successfully settled many highly contentious patent disputes and works closely with her clients to strategically manage their patent-related matters.
Complimentary CLE Credit
CLE for this program is sponsored and administered by Squire Patton Boggs, LLP. Please provide complete bar information during registration to seek credit. CLE information will be provided during the presentation. All attendees requesting CLE credit must submit the provided CLE Code included as a PPT slide to qualify for CLE credit.
Application for one hour of CLE credit will be sought in AZ, CA, NJ, and NY. Attendees may request CLE credit in additional jurisdictions. Please note that because of various jurisdictional requirements, we cannot guarantee that CLE applications will be approved. 

CLE is generously provided by Squire Patton Boggs.  
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