Best Practices before the Patent Appeal Board

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 1 pm - 2 pm ET

In this webinar, members of the Patent Appeal Board (PAB) and an experienced patent practitioner will share their insights for best representing your client’s matters before the Board. Topics covered will include:

  • Drafting persuasive submissions – What does the PAB find particularly helpful or sometimes missing from applicant submissions?
  • Presenting evidence – What kinds of additional evidence may be submitted to the PAB, and when? How important is applicant-submitted evidence to the PAB when assessing obviousness and subject matter eligibility?
  • Appearing before the PAB – How helpful are oral hearings in practice? What are the differences between appearing before three-member versus one-member panels?
Lewis Robart
Member, Patent Appeal Board
Andrew Strong
Member, Patent Appeal Board

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant



Member Price


Individual $75.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 3 to 5 people $299.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 6 to 10 people $499.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 11 to 15 people $799.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 16 or more people $1,199.00 + tax Sign In
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Non-Member Price


Individual $125.00 + tax
Group: 3 to 5 people $399.00 + tax
Group: 6 to 10 people $599.00 + tax
Group: 11 to 15 people $899.00 + tax
Group: 16 or more people $1,299.00 + tax
Proceed to Checkout

***Financial aid may be available to participate in this webinar. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries:


Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Registration

Due to COVID-19, IPIC is relaxing its group registration policy to allow participants within a group to use a webinar link individually, as long as the total number of participants using the link is within the group size registered for.