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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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3/13/2017 1:06 PM

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

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United States +1 (872) 240-3311 

Access Code: 747-212-781 

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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.



2/13/2017 7:00 PM

​​​​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 

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United States +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 697-628-501 

1/14/2017 5:48 PM
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
Meghana Gupta
Outreach & Communications Subcommittee
AIPLA Patent Agents Committee

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