October 14, 2021 Webinar CLE: Effective Advocacy and Strategy before the PTAB

Topic:   Effective Advocacy and Strategy before the PTAB

Speaker: Administrative Patent Judge Terrence McMillin

Please join us as speaker Terrence McMillan presents on Effective Advocacy and Strategy before the PTAB.

Judge McMillin will discuss the “do’s and don’ts” of presenting your case to the PTAB. The presentation will focus on effective advocacy by focusing on the critical issues and making sure your arguments are based on the claim language and the challenged patent.

Judge McMillin will tell you that PTAB APJs can be expected to know the record, know the law, and know the rules. He will warn you against making factual misrepresentations or trying to get the PTAB to follow “bad law.” And, he will tell you that violating the PTAB’s rules can harm your case no matter how meritorious it might otherwise be.

There will be time for you to ask questions of an experienced administrative patent judge, so you should come prepared to ask all the questions you may have regarding the PTAB.

Terry McMillin is an Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has been a judge on the PTAB since June 2014. The PTAB decides appeals from adverse decisions of Examiners at the USPTO and conducts trials to determine patentability of claims in patents subsequent to issuance (post-grant reviews).

Prior to joining the PTAB, McMillin was “Of Counsel” to Klarquist Sparkman LLP in Portland, Oregon. At Klarquist, he worked primarily on litigation.

From 2000–2013, McMillin was Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Department at International Game Technology (IGT), the world’s largest manufacturer of gaming equipment such as slot machines, lottery terminals, player-tracking systems, accounting systems, and other gambling and lottery equipment and supplies.

Prior to IGT, McMillin was in private practice in Chicago mainly focused on IP litigation. During the course of his career, McMillin has represented such well-known companies as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Dow Corning, Sara Lee, SEGA, National Gypsum, and Crate & Barrel.

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

Date:                     October 14, 2021

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                 ******ZOOM Meeting******

Meeting Links and Materials Will Be Provided the Morning of the Event


Click here to register and pay via the Bar website by credit card or ACH. Cost is $25. (Note: Registration is limited, and participants must register by noon on Tuesday, October 12.)

Judges: enter code SINTPF21J at checkout to receive complimentary registration.

*Waiver of the registration fee due to economic hardship is available; email the registration contact person indicated below.

**Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below. Enter code SINTPF21LS at checkout to receive complimentary registration.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by the OSB CLE Service Center by 5pm on Wednesday, October 13. Please cancel using the Bar website and also email the CLE Organizer listed below to inform them of the cancellation.

CLE Schedule and Material:

Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

The organizer for this CLE is: Mark W. Wilson, IP Section Chair, [email protected].

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