Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Discussion Topics: USPTO Initiatives, Functional Claiming, 35 U.S.C. §101, Patent Quality

8-9 AM           USPTO Campus Tour (dependent on demand) – SPE Team

9-9:10 AM     Opening Remarks (Seema Rao, Director, TC 2100, Tim Callahan, Director, TC 3700)

9-11 AM         Focus Session - USPTO + AIPLA 

                      Theme:  Putting the application in condition for examination

                      Presentations followed by table discussion

11-12               Intermission 

12-4 PM         Partnering in Patents Afternoon Session - Presenter Topics

                   Welcome Remarks - USPTO - Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents

                   USPTO Deputy Commissioner - Patents Update (60 min)  - USPTO
 

  • Andy Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations (10 min)
  • Bob Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy (10 min)
  • Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation (10 min)
  • Rick Seidel, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration (10 min)
  • Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality (15 min)

                   Governmental Affairs (10 min) - USPTO -  Dana R. Colarulli, Director of the Office of Government Affairs

Break (10 min)

Director Remarks - USPTO - Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Discussion topic: Anticipation and Obviousness  (50 min) - USPTO+AIPLA
     

  • Moderator: Eddie Lefkowitz, Director, TC 2100
  • Hussein Akhavannik – Partner, Baker Hostetler
  • Paul Rodriguez –  Managing Quality Assurance Specialists, TC 2100

Break (10 min)

Pet Peeves - USPTO+AIPLA - (40 min) 
     

  • Mike Dunnam – IP Attorney Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner
  • Tim Callahan, Director TC 3700

Morning Session Recap (20 min) - USPTO+AIPLA

Closing Remarks & Thanks – USPTO

 

Venue:   Madison Auditorium
                  USPTO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              600 Dulaney St.
                  Alexandria, VA 22314

  

Email box for afternoon panelist Q&A:PartneringinPatents@uspto.gov

 

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