"Unlocking the USPTO Patent Examination System and Current Programs and Initiatives"
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
(just north of San Antonio Road)
6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, cocktails
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Supper
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) uses a production-based system made up of “counts” to manage the workload of patent examiners. While this quota system seems simplistic in nature, it offers a number of nuances and examination considerations impacting how an application fares through the examination process. Having a better understanding of this system can help practitioners provide a more cost-effective solutions for their clients.
The panel, including Andrew Koenig, USPTO Regional Assistant Director, and Aaron Capron, Partner, Finnegan, will review these and other key issues:
- Overview of the USPTO and Examination Timeline
- USPTO Production System
- Examiner Docketing and Performance
- USPTO Programs and Initiatives
If you have problems registering for the April meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, April 25, 2017. Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.
SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659
MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.