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Brinks Gilson & Lione Litigator Eric C. Cohen Addresses PTAB Guidance on Amendments in FCBA Webcast
November 30, 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Eric C. Cohen, an intellectual property litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a panelist on the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) webcast "PTAB Guidance on Motions to Amend in View of Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal,” on December 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST, which will feature, David P. Ruschke, Chief Judge for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The panel will discuss the PTAB’s recent guidance on amendments in view of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in Aqua Products, in which the court determined that the PTAB can no longer place the burden of establishing the patentability of amended claims on the patent owner in inter partes review proceedings.

Eric Cohen has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator, and focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and invalidity actions in the federal courts, the PTAB and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, electronics, computer software, chemical, and pharmaceuticals. An active member of the intellectual property legal community, Cohen lectures and writes frequently, and serves on the FCBA’s Board of Directors. Cohen is based in Brinks Gilson & Lione's office in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The FCBA is a national organization for the bar of the Federal Circuit. The Association was organized to unite different groups who practice within the legal community of the nation’s highest patent court, and offers a forum for dialogue between bar and court, government counsel, private practitioner, and corporate counsel.

More information about this FCBA panel discussion is available here.

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