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Legal Secretaries & Administrators' Conference
December 10-11, 2015
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Registration      Program              

Why Legal Secretaries & Administrators Should Attend: 

The Conference

This conference includes presentations by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and has been an ongoing outreach program since 1979 and has been a source of help and information for hundreds of legal secretaries and administrators.

This conference is provided to offer legal secretaries and administrators from private corporations and law firms training in US Patent & Trademark Office operations, services and procedures.

Ask Questions in Advance

If you have any specific questions for USPTO personnel in advance of the session, please email Valentina Pearsall at  Valentina.Pearsall@USPTO.GOV, so they can be handled in the classroom for the full benefit of all. 

For any specific questions regarding program registration, please contact Ratsani Vilaychith at 703.412.4351 or

Topics of Discussion*
  • America Invents Act: Overview and Current Changes that Have Taken Place

  • Information Dissemination Organization

  • Management Information Systems

  • Office of Finance

  • Office of Petitions

  • Ombudsman Program

  • Overview of PCT & Prosecuting International Applications

  • Overview of the Patent Process

  • Patent Application Processing

  • Patent Legal Administration

  • Technology Center Operations

*Topics of Discussion Subject to Change

Hotel Information


Hilton Alexandria Old Town

1767 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Hotel rate:  $189 Single/Double
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