May 2013 Meeting: Trying Your Case in the PTO

The next meeting of the Atlanta IP Inn of Court May meeting is Wednesday, May 15 at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Please remember that this is our last programmed meeting this year if you are worried about meeting the attendance policy. Please either accept or decline the email invitation to help us plan the food and drink.

This month's program is entitled, "Trying your case in the PTO: The New AIA Hearings and Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board”. The reception is in the 23rd floor lobby between 5:30 and 7:00 PM; the meeting will be in the Ceremonial Courtroom on the same floor from 7 to 8 PM.

Directions and parking information after the jump.

 
Location:
Richard B. Russell Federal Bldg. – U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
23rd Floor
75 Spring Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Parking:
Directions to the court parking lot are below. Unlike previous years, we will have parking vouchers at the event so that you do not have to pay for parking when you exit. Please make sure you get a voucher as parking is expensive. If you park at the court, you can enter though the Lower Plaza entrance next to the loading dock. You will pass through security when you enter so allow a little extra time to get in. Cell phones and computers cannot be brought into the building and must be checked unless you have an attorney "blue card" already.
 
Directions to parking lot for Court:
From East Atlanta
Follow I-20 West
Exit at the Windsor St. / Spring St. exit. (Exit 56B)
Turn right and follow Spring St. for four blocks to Mitchell St.
Turn right onto Mitchell St. and follow Mitchell St. for one block to Forsyth St.
Turn left and follow Forsyth St. for two blocks to Alabama St.
Turn left and follow Alabama St. to the parking lot entrance.

From West Atlanta
Follow I-20 East 
Exit at the Windsor St. / Spring St. / Turner Field exit. (Exit 56B)
Turn left and follow Spring St. for four blocks to Mitchell St.
Turn right onto Mitchell St. and follow Mitchell St. for one block to Forsyth St.
Turn left and follow Forsyth St. for two blocks to Alabama St.
Turn left and follow Alabama St. for one block to the parking lot entrance.

From North Atlanta
Follow I-75 / I-85 South
Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. / State Capitol / Turner Field (Exit 248A)
Follow Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. for seven blocks to Forsyth St.
Turn right and follow Forsyth St. one block to Alabama St.
Turn left and follow Alabama St. for one block to the parking lot entrance.

From South Atlanta
Follow I-75 / I-85 North
Exit at Fulton St. / Central Ave. / Downtown (Exit 246)
Follow Central Ave. north approximately eleven blocks to Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Turn left on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. for four blocks Forsyth St.
Turn right and follow Forsyth St. one block to Alabama St.
Turn left and follow Alabama St. for one block to the parking lot entrance