05/10: International Session and USPTO Update
May 10, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Filing Requirements with Inventors in Multiple Countries, Tradeshows Around the World, and an Update on Special Programs from the USPTO
Moderator: Li Feng, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, New York, NY
Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, US Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Steve Bauer, Medtronic (retired),Volunteer Lawyer, Stillwater, MN
Mandy J. Song, Bayes, PLLC, McLean, VA
Hosted by the IP Practice in China and Patent-Relations with the USPTO Committees.
Finnegan | PartnerDr. Feng practices patent litigation before U.S. district courts, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent prosecution, opinions and counseling, and due diligence.
Martin Wallace, Valencia
USPTO | Deputy Commissioner for PatentsAs Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Ms. Martin Wallace manages and leads the Patent Organization’s efforts related to international IP harmonization and oversees patent examining functions in Technology Centers that examine the technologies of communication, mechanical engineering, manufacturing and medical devices and processes and design.
Medtronic | Senior Legal Director - International IP and IP Policy, Chief IP Counsel – Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, and Lead IP Counsel Neuromodulation (Retired)Steve recently retired from Medtronic. During his twenty years at Medtronic, Steve was Senior Legal Director - International IP and IP Policy, Chief IP Counsel – Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, and Lead IP Counsel Neuromodulation.
Bayes PLLC | Founding and Managing PartnerMandy Song, Ph.D. brings more than a decade’s experience in patent practice, including patent prosecution, client counseling, patent portfolio management & transactions, patent litigation in U.S. federal district courts and Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has significant experience in a wide range of electrical, computer, and biomedical technologies.