Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Rick Neifeld Rick is the owner of Neifeld IP Law, PLLC. Rick has a deep background in proceedings before the Board. He chaired the AIPLA's Interference Committee and co-chaired the Federal Circuit Bar Association's PTAB Committee. His practice focuses on prosecution and PTAB proceedings. Rick earned his doctorate in Physics from Rutgers University, worked as a research scientist, and then earned his J.D. from George Washington University in 1994. Mark Scott Mark E. Scott is a member partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Austin office. An electrical engineer turned patent attorney, Mr. Scott assists businesses that produce innovative products with securing a competitive edge in the marketplace, protecting innovation, and monetizing creations. In particular, Mr. Scott works with clients to obtain the patents and trademarks to protect and brand products and services. Michael McCabe Michael E. McCabe, Jr. is the managing partner of McCabe Ali LLP, where his practice focuses on the representation of patent and trademark attorneys, agents, in-house counsel, government attorneys, and IP law firms in all matters involving ethics and discipline before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A registered patent attorney with 28 years of professional experience, Michael has represented hundreds of attorneys in confidential ethics investigations and in claims involving legal malpractice. He is a regular speaker at IP law conferences nationwide and serves as the Chairman of the ABA IP Law Section Ethics and Professional Responsibility section.