Christopher Suarez Speaker on Panel in Federal Circuit Bar Association Webinar

September 2016

Williams & Connolly associate Chris Suarez spoke on a panel in a Federal Circuit Bar Association webinar, Current State of the Law under 35 U.S.C. 101, and Use of Fact and Expert Witnesses at the PTAB: Costs, Strategies, and Pitfalls, on September 22, 2016. The panel, “Use of Fact and Expert Witnesses at the PTAB: Costs, Strategies, and Pitfalls,” discussed strategies that all patent owners and petitioners should consider in any PTAB proceeding. The panel delved into the costs and benefits of various approaches to PTAB proceedings from the perspective of (1) an in-house practitioner trying to make recommendations to its senior management and (2) a seasoned PTAB practitioner trying to select the most effective approaches based on the newest practice trends and rules.

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