Presentations | 03/20/2017

Brooks Kushman Principal To Discuss the Evolution and Impact of PTAB Five Years Post-AIA

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Principal Lissi Mojica will serve on a panel during the Practising Law Institute’s 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, at the PLI New York Center in New York, New York on April 6, 2017. The program is designed to be of practice value for those in the patent law community, specifically patent prosecutors, patent litigators and strategic/transactional lawyers.

Mojica will serve as a panelist to discuss the evolution and status of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) five years after America Invents Act. The panel will also address the practical impact of the most recent cases on PTAB authority and procedure, best practices for making your case before the PTAB and coordinating PTAB proceedings with actions in other jurisdictions.

Mojica is a distinguished leader in post-grant proceedings and one of the most experienced practitioners in the field. For nearly two decades Mojica was an examiner with the US Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role she launched and became the first director of the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) to safeguard the quality and consistency of reexamination proceedings and to reduce pendency. Her practice focuses on all aspects of post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method proceedings, reexamination proceedings, reissues and interferences. Mojica also specializes in appeals to the USPTO’s PTAB, patent quality and patent examination matters.

Mojica holds a Master in Business Administration from Marymount University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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