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SABA-DC IP Section Presents: Post-Grant Proceedings Update

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Paul Hastings, 875 15th St. NW, Washington DC 20005
The America Invents Act of 2011 brought a number of changes to the U.S. patent system, the most significant of which were the changes to post-grant proceedings, the formal processes to challenge issued patents offered by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  The new post-grant review )PGR_ and Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, which went into effect on September 16, 2012, have already revolutionized the patent landscape.

Please join us for a thought provoking panel discussion on effective strategies, lessons learned, and a synopsis of some of the IPR and PGR decisions decided during the first two years of the America Invents Act. 


Naveen Modi is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, DC office.  He leads the firm's Patent Office practice.  His practice includes all aspects of patent-related work, including litigation (U.S. district court, U.S. International Trade Commission, and appellate), post-grant proceedings, interferences, client counseling, and opinions. 

Jim Sherwood is in-house litigation counsel for Google Inc., where he has managed patent litigation since 2011.  Mr. Sherwood has extensive experience with district court litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals to the Federal Circuit.  Before joining Google, Mr. Sherwood was an attorney at Finnegan Henderson and clerked for the Honorable William C. Bryson at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Rama G. Elluru is currently an Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  She joined the Board in June 2012 fter practicing IP law in the Washington DC area during which time her main focus was patent litigation in district courts and the ITC.  Prior to private practice, she had an extensive career as a law clerk, including at the Court of Appeals for Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit, where she clerked for the Honorable Sharon Prost.  Judge Elluru has been in the trial section since the AIA went into effect and has been assigned to manage a number of AIA proceedings.

 When  Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Noon-1:30pm     
 Where  Paul Hastings, 875 15th St NW
 RSVP  to Rahul Das at by noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015


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