August 7, 2019 Brown Bag CLE: Inter Partes Review: Stories from The Trenches

Topic: Inter Partes Review: Stories from The Trenches

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Matt Phillips gives a presentation about inter partes reviews.

Matt will recount some of his many experiences before the PTAB (Patent and Trademark Appeal Board) by presenting case studies of some of his completed inter partes reviews.

Matt is a founding partner of Laurence & Phillips IP Law, a micro boutique that specializes in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and similar AIA (America Invents Act) trials. The lawyers at L&P have collectively appeared as counsel in about 100 AIA trials, and Matt himself has been counsel in almost 60 cases for the patent owner. As the patent owner’s principal counsel Matt has only lost one IPR so far. Matt and his partner Kevin Laurence are the creators of the Post-Grant Patent Practice course that they have taught for Patent Resources Group for the last ten years, and Matt has spoken about post-grant proceedings in seven countries. Before moving to Portland 16 years ago, Matt was an associate at large firms in Washington, DC; law clerk at the Federal Circuit; patent examiner at the PTO; and communication systems engineer for a large defense contractor. Matt now splits his time between Portland and Puerto Rico.

Materials: MCP OSB IPS Aug. 2019 Slides

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date: August 7, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277


Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST pay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

Click here to register and pay via the Bar website. (Note: Registration remains open through the morning of the event. However, lunch orders must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2019.)

$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

Cancellations and Refunds: Full refunds (including lunch orders) will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by noon, Friday, August 2, 2019. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: Andrew Harrington, Tektronix, Inc., [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413.