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The mission of this committee is to strengthen the Patent Agent community through networking, educational programming and facilitating participation in the IP community.​​​​​

 

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Dear Patent Agents:
 
Please join us Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference. 
 
Title: Patent Agents and AIPLA 2018
 
Description:  Join us for an open discussion on a review of the 2017 Patent Agents membership survey results and how our committee can enhance your AIPLA experience in 2018 and onward.  The results of the 2017 Patent Agents Membership survey can be previewed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-VDHXK3VB/.   We will also discuss the planned updates for the new AIPLA website, including a preview of possible designs - we want your feedback!
 
Please find call-in information below:
 
Patent Agents Committee Meeting - March 22th 
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 3:00 PM EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/717489733 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 

Access Code: 717-489-733 

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
 
Sincerely,
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee
  

Dear Patent Agents:

 

Please join us TOMORROW - Thursday, February 15, 2018 from noon – 1PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference. 

 

Title: "Open Discussion on Cost Saving Strategies in Patent Drafting and Prosecution"

 

Please find call-in information for this week's Patent Agents Committee call below:

 

AIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting 
Thu,
Feb 15, 2018 - Noon-1PM EST

 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/767901693

 

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 767-901-693

 

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

Sincerely,

Meghana Gupta

Outreach & Communications Subcommittee

AIPLA Patent Agents Committee​

  

Dear Patent Agents:

 

Please join us Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 3PM-4PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference. 

 

Speaker:  Greg Lantier

 

Title: "U.S. Patent Law: 2017 in Review.”  Greg’s talk will be a committee encore of his presentation from the 2017 AIPLA Annual Meeting.  The PowerPoint slides are attached to this email and have also been posted to the AIPLA Patent Agent microsite

 

Bio:  Greg Lantier is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, specializing in patent litigation. He is an experienced oral advocate and has presented arguments on behalf of clients in a broad range of industries at the United States Court of Federal Claims, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and numerous trial courts. He has successfully litigated the largest "bet-the-company" matters, helping to lead teams of dozens of attorneys to trial, and has also had substantial success handling smaller matters with streamlined case teams to efficiently obtain results. Greg has served clients in the financial services, computer software, medical device, telecommunications, defense, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industries. He has been recognized as a “litigation star” and “rising star” multiple times by Benchmark Litigation, IP360 and SuperLawyers, and was one of only thirty IP attorneys named a “client service all-star” last year by BTI. An adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, Greg teaches a course on patent litigation. He received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his BA, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University.

 

Please find call-in information for this week’s Patent Agents Committee call below:

 

AIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting 
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/143825269 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 
Access Code: 143-825-269 

 

Sincerely,

Meghana Gupta

Outreach & Communications Subcommittee

AIPLA Patent Agents Committee

 

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by Esther Kepplinger

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Dear Patent Agents:
 
Please join us Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12PM-1PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference. 
 
Title: Ex parte PTAB Decisions Show Effective Arguments to Overcome an Obviousness Rejection
 
Speaker:  Trent Ostler
 
Trent Ostler has practiced in the area of intellectual property as outside counsel and in-house counsel. Trent currently works as in-house counsel for Illumina, Inc., where he helps the company’s software and informatics products and inventions get protected through patent, copyright, and open source licensing.
 
Please find call in information for next week’s Patent Agents Committee call below:
 
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee November Educational Call
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST
 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
 
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
 
Access Code: 523-431-581
 
Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices: 523431581@67.217.95.2
 
First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
 
Sincerely,
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee
 

 

  

This month's Patent Agent meeting will be an open discussion centered around balancing your work day to fulfill internal and external expectations.  Join us to share your strategies and hear the views of your peers.  Dial-in information is provided below. Some topics to think about:

·         Basic time management strategies
·         Managing multiple client needs
·         How to say “no” - Avoiding the trap of overcommitting
·         To bill or not to bill - when tasks take more time than expected
·         Staying on top of deadlines
·         Maintaining the distinction between work and home life
AIPLA Patent Agents Monthly Committee Call 9/21 NOON EST 
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/123682037 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 

Access Code: 123-682-037 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://link.gotomeeting.com/email-welcome 
 
  

Dear Patent Agents: 

I apologize for the delay in sending out this email.  Please join us TODAY Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 3PM-4PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference.  Brad Pedersen will be presenting on “Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law & Practice Under Section 102.”  Please find Brad’s slides attached to this email.  The slides will also be available on the AIPLA Patent Agents Committee microsite.
 
Please find call in information for this week’s Patent Agents Committee call below:
 
Patent Agents Monthly Membership Call 
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/441140341 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211 

Access Code: 441-140-341 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready
Sincerely,
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee
 
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Patent Agents Monthly Teleconferece Thursday 7/20/17 12:00 EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/958059829 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

Access Code: 958-059-829 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

AIPLA_ODP_Presentation.pptxAIPLA_ODP_Presentation.pptx

  

All:

 
Here is the call in information for this weeks Conference Call:
 
Patent Agents Monthly Membership Call 
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/141156269 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211 

Access Code: 141-156-269 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready 
  

Dear Patent Agents:

Please join us this Thursday, April 20, 2017 from noon - 1PM EST  for our monthly Patent Agent Committee teleconference. 
 
Title: Strategies for Patent Agents to demonstrate their value and relevance in organizational roles traditionally held by Patent Attorneys or other professionals.

Teaser: This month's Patent Agent meeting will be an open discussion exploring strategies for Patent Agents to stay relevant within organizations, including companies, USPTO, law firms, and other entities, such as the AIPLA. We will share our experiences as Patent Agents working side-by-side with Patent Attorneys and other professionals. Patent Agents are assets within the Intellectual Property community and we can  pave the way for favorable outcomes and future prospects by demonstrating our relevance and communicating our value.
 
Please find call in information for this week’s Patent Agents Committee call below:
 
AIPLA Patent Agents Monthly Call 
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/453783317 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 

Access Code: 453-783-317 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready 
 
Sincerely,
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee
  

AIPLA Patent Agents Committee Meeting/Teleconference 
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/747212781 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States +1 (872) 240-3311 

Access Code: 747-212-781 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:   http://help.citrix.com/getready 

 

Speaker:  Denise Callihan

 

Title:  Prior Art Searching:  Tips and Tricks

 

Abstract:  This session will provide a review of concept searching principles, and suggest tips for building a more comprehensive strategy required for patentability searches.  Use of Classification Searching and Citation Searching will show value in a prior art search.

 

Denise’s bio: 

Denise Callihan has over 24 years as a corporate technical librarian.  After receiving her MLS degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Science, Denise started her information career at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Science and Technology Department.  She then moved on to CONSOL Energy, before joining PPG in 1996 as the Chemicals R&D Librarian.  Today, Denise is the Manager of R&D Library Shared Services, a role held since March 2002.  

 

In addition to 24 years of experience as a corporate technical librarian, she is an active leader in the Pittsburgh Chapter & Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the Information Services & Information Technology Network (Co-Chair) of the Industrial Research Institute, as well an active alumna of the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and Life Member of the Pitt Alumni Association. Denise has participated as an adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh teaching both library management and sci-tech resources, as well as instructor for three SLA Continuing Education courses focusing on chemistry reference resources & patent searching. In 2012, Denise was honored by SLA with the Rose L. Vormelker Award for her dedication to mentoring students and professionals.

 

 

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​​​​Guest Speaker: Dale Shaw, USPTO (Bio to follow shortly)

Call in information:
 
Patent Agents Comm. “USPTO Ombudsman” Feb 16 from 12-1 EST 
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/697628501 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 697-628-501 

  
Dear Patent Agents:
 
We are kicking off 2017 with our first Patent Agent Committee teleconference this Thursday January 19, 2017 at 3PM Eastern
 
On Thursday we will discuss how AIPLA can maximize the value of your Patent Agent membership and improve on providing Patent Agents with useful tools, opportunities, and experiences.  Please join us for an open discussion - we want to hear from you! Jess Ergmann, of AIPLA's Membership Committee, and Leigh Mcguire, AIPLA's Membership Development Manager, will join us for an open discussion with you, our committee members. Please bring your ideas, whether positive or negative, and your questions, and help AIPLA know how the organization can engage, educate and provide meaningful professional development opportunities to its Patent Agent membership.
 
Please Dial-In on Thursday at 3PM Eastern: 1-888-834-8814
Pass Code: 2023702403
 
Sincerely,
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee
 

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