January 24–27, 2022
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Scott McKeown is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation practice and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group. He focuses his practice on post-grant patent counseling and litigation matters at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and related appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Scott handles all aspects of post-issuance patent proceedings, specializing in administrative trials before the PTAB, such as inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR). He also provides advice on USPTO post-grant proceedings concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.

Named one of the world’s leading patent practitioners for post-grant proceedings by Intellectual Asset Management, Scott is the most active PTAB trial attorney in the U.S., having handled more than 150 PTAB matters since 2012, including those in which more than $500 million was at stake. He currently serves as lead post-grant counsel to some of the world’s best-known innovators.

McKeown is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School and editor of PatentsPostGrant.com where he regularly contributing insights and commentary on USPTO post-grant patent proceedings, trends, practice tips and news. He also lecture and write extensively on post-grant proceedings at the USPTO and am a member of the teaching faculty of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). McKeown is a past Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Law Section Committee 104 (Post Grant USPTO Proceedings).

Scott also maintains an award-winning blog, PatentsPostGrant.com, which examines developments in patent litigation, including issues related to USPTO post issuance proceedings.

Sessions with Scott McKeown

10:30 AM EST
January 24, 2022

PTAB 2022 – Day 1 – Opening Thoughts and Keynote

Gene Quinn
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown
Senator Thom Tillis

01:00 PM EST
January 24, 2022

The PTAB Tomorrow: Top 5 Most Important Issues Facing the PTAB & New Director in 2022

With Director Vidal slated to lead the USPTO over the next few years, and pressure from Congress to recalibrate PTAB practice, what is expected under the new administration?  Will discretionary practices under 314(a) change? What other initiatives are expected, or desired for adapting the Board to new litigation and market realities? CLE Materials Top Issues for the U.S. Patent and…

Meredith Addy
David McCombs
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown
Teresa Rea

04:15 PM EST
January 24, 2022

10:30 AM EST
January 25, 2022

04:15 PM EST
January 25, 2022

10:30 AM EST
January 26, 2022

03:00 PM EST
January 26, 2022

Reversing the Result: Motions to Reconsider, Arthrex Director Reviews, Appeals to the Federal Circuit

This panel will identify motions and appeals that have been successful and point out why they have been successful, giving insight into those issues and arguments that have the best chance to prevail when seeking to reverse a PTAB result. The panel will similarly identify those types of motions, appeals and arguments that routinely fail, and explain why. CLE Materials…

Meredith Addy
Doug Hallward-Driemeier
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown

04:15 PM EST
January 26, 2022

10:30 AM EST
January 27, 2022

03:00 PM EST
January 27, 2022

The PTAB Future: Dissecting the “Restoring America Invents Act” and Potential PTO Reforms in a Vidal Administration

Dissecting the provisions of the RAIA and what changes are most likely in 2022.  A look forward to the year in legislation, rulemaking, and policy changes. CLE Materials The ‘Restoring America Invents Act’ Would Open the Floodgates for Patent Owner Harassment Stakeholders Speak: Leahy Bill to ‘Restore the AIA’ is Too Unbalanced to Pass A Kinder, Gentler ‘Death Squad’: Ten…

Erika Harmon Arner
Tim Fink
Scott Weidenfeller
Scott McKeown Scott McKeown

04:15 PM EST
January 27, 2022