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Legal Secretaries and Administrators Conference


Registration Program Hotel        ​

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

Co-sponsored by AIPLA and the US Patent & Trademark Office, the program has been an ongoing outreach program since 1979 and has been a source of help and information for hundreds of legal secretaries and administrators.

Topics of Discussion*
  • America Invents Act­—Update 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
If you have any specific questions for USPTO personnel in advance of the session, please email April Irondi so they can be handled in the classroom for the full benefit of all.  

*Program and topics of discussion subject to change