Events

August 2001
7 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership August 7, 2001 12:00 AM ET
7 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical (BCP) Customer April 17, 2001
Arlington, VA
12:45 AM ET
20 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership August 20-24, 2001 12:30 AM ET
November 2001
15 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership November 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
March 2002
19 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership March 19, 2002 12:00 AM ET
October 2002
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership October 8, 2002
Arlington, VA
12:00 AM ET
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical 12:45 AM ET
January 2003
14 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership January 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
April 2003
29 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership April 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
July 2003
29 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership July 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
29 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership July 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
29 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership July 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
October 2003
29 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
February 2004
3 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 1:00 AM ET
April 2004
27 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:15 AM ET
August 2004
3 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
December 2004
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
March 2005
15 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
October 2005
10 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 1:00 AM ET
November 2005
10 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
January 2006
1 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 1:45 AM ET
June 2006
13 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
September 2006
13 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:15 AM ET
December 2006
5 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
5 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
June 2007
13 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
September 2007
12 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
December 2007
4 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
March 2008
12 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
June 2008
4 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:15 AM ET
September 2009
9 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical/Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
November 2009
20 TPAC Meeting Agenda - November 20, 2009
Alexandria, VA
12:00 AM ET
February 2010
25 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - Feb 25, 2010
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
March 2010
2 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
3 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - March 3, 2010 11:00 AM ET
April 2010
29 PPAC (Patent Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - April 29, 2010
Alexandria, VA
12:00 AM ET
May 2010
7 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - May 7, 2010
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
June 2010
1 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
July 2010
23 GIPA - Intellectual Property Rights Seminar - July 23, 2010, Beirut, Lebanon 12:00 AM ET
August 2010
8 PPAC Weekly Meeting 12:00 AM ET
September 2010
2 TPAC Meeting - September 2, 2010
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
November 2010
23 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - November 23, 2010
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
December 2010
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
February 2011
10 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - February 11, 2011
Alexandria, VA
1:30 PM ET
March 2011
2 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 1:00 AM ET
April 2011
14 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - April 14, 2011
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
June 2011
1 Streamlined Patent Reexamination Proceedings Roundtable 12:00 AM ET
2 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) - June 3, 2011
Alexandria, VA
12:00 AM ET
8 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 1:00 AM ET
July 2011
14 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - July 14, 2011
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
August 2011
19 TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - August 19, 2011
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
September 2011
1 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - September 1, 2011
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
13 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:15 AM ET
13 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:30 AM ET
November 2011
17 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - November 18, 2011
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
December 2011
1 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - December 1, 2011
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
January 2012
18 PPAC Conference Call Agenda (Janurary 18, 2012) 1:00 AM ET
21 USPTO to Host Combined Medical Device & Biotechnology Partnership Meeting 1:00 AM ET
February 2012
1 PPAC Conference Call Agenda (February 1, 2012) 12:00 AM ET
14 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - February 14, 2012
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
March 2012
8 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - March 2012
Alexandria, VA
3:30 PM ET
April 2012
25 WES - Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 12:45 AM ET
June 2012
6 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
14 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - June 14, 2012
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
26 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
July 2012
12 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - July 2012
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
September 2012
5 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:45 AM ET
14 Texas Regional Independent Inventors Conference 12:45 AM ET
27 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - September 27, 2012
Alexandria, VA
8:15 AM ET
October 2012
11 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - October 2012
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
15 USPTO Semiconductor Customer Partnership Meeting October 15, 2002 12:30 AM ET
December 2012
13 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - December 13, 2012
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
14 Second USPTO Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) External User Day 12:30 AM ET
February 2013
19 PPAC Conference Call Agenda (February 19, 2013) 12:00 AM ET
28 Thursday February 28, 2013 - Executive Session 3:00 - 4:00pm (EST) 3:00 PM ET
March 2013
6 Postponement of the March 6, 2013, RCE Outreach Event 12:00 AM ET
14 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - March 14, 2013
Alexandria, VA
12:00 AM ET
April 2013
23 Design Day 2013 - A Smashing Success! 12:15 AM ET
May 2013
8 PPAC Conference Call - May 8, 2013 12:00 AM ET
16 PPAC Conference Call - April 23, 2013 12:00 AM ET
16 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - May 16, 2013
Alexandria, VA
9:30 AM ET
June 2013
4 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
21 Innovation Expo 12:15 AM ET
July 2013
8 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - July 2013
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
August 2013
5 PPAC Conference Call - August 5, 2013 5:00 PM ET
14 PPAC Pre-Meeting Public Session - August 14, 2013
2:00 AM ET
15 PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 15, 2013
Alexandria, VA
9:30 AM ET
September 2013
10 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership 12:00 AM ET
13 PPAC Conference Call - September 13, 2013 12:00 AM ET
November 2013
19 An Introduction to Patents and Trademarks - Free Workshop 12:45 AM ET
December 2013
March 2014
5 Roundtable on the Written Description Requirement for Design Applications 1:00 PM ET
April 2014
19 Kansas Regional Independent Inventors Conference
Wichita, KS
12:15 AM ET
24 World IP Day 2014 12:30 AM ET
27 Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference
Tampa, FL
12:15 AM ET
May 2014
1 Intellectual Property Training Programs and Conferences 12:30 AM ET
17 New York Saturday Seminar 12:30 AM ET
June 2014
19 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - June 2014
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
26 Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee Presents June 26 Lecture at Stanford Law School 12:45 AM ET
30 Denver Satellite Office Opening Ceremony June 30 12:45 AM ET
July 2014
19 Saturday Seminars at the Detroit Office 12:00 AM ET
21 Joint 5x5 Relay and Swearing-in Ceremony, July 21, 2014 in San Jose 12:00 AM ET
22 Alexandria, Virginia - Software Partnership Meeting
Alexandria, VA
12:15 AM ET
August 2014
14 16th Annual Independent Inventors Conference 12:00 AM ET
September 2014
November 2014
14 First Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting
Menlo Park, CA
8:30 AM ET
December 2014
January 2015
8 USPTO Trade Secret Symposium
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
14 USPTO DevOps Day in January 2015
Alexandria, VA
5:30 PM ET
21 Eligibility Forum (Subject Matter Eligibility)
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
29 ESTTA USERS FORUM
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
February 2015
18 Roundtable on Domestic and International Issues Related to Privileged Communications Between Patent Practitioners and Their Clients
Alexandria, VA
10:00 AM ET
19 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
19 Roundtable on Evolving TTAB Processes
Alexandria, VA
12:30 PM ET
24 Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson, SC
10:00 AM ET
27 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
March 2015
18 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership- April 7, 2015 10:45 AM ET
23 "What You Need to Know About IP" - Roadshow (North Carolina)
NC
12:00 PM ET
25 USPTO Quality Summit
Alexandria, VA
8:30 AM ET
28 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium
New York, NY
9:30 AM ET
31 #USPTOJobsCA: Silicon Valley Recruitment Webinar 12:00 PM PT
April 2015
7 PTAB to Host Second Boardside Chat on Tuesday, April 7th Focused on Ex Parte Appeals 12:00 PM ET
7 PTAB Boardside Chat Webinar - April 7, 2015 12:00 PM ET
10 225th Anniversary of the Patent Act Celebration
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM ET
13 #PTORoadTrip15: Patent Examiner Silicon Valley Recruitment Road Trip 8:00 AM PT
17 #USPTOHiresHeroes: IT Veteran Hiring Fair 2015
Alexandria, VA
8:15 AM ET
20 Celebrating the Expansion of Patent Law Pro Bono Assistance in the Upper Midwest
St Paul, MN
1:00 PM CT
22 Patent Basics for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups
New York, NY
6:00 PM ET
25 PTRC Training and Events 10:00 AM ET
25 PTRC Training and Events 10:00 AM ET
27 Intellectual Property Basics for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups
New York, NY
7:00 PM ET
28 Going Global with Intellectual Property: Copyrights 1:00 PM ET
29 USPTO Forum on the Geneva Act: Final Rules
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
29 Going Global with Intellectual Property: Patent Cooperation Treaty 1:00 PM ET
30 Going Global with Intellectual Property: Trademarks 1:00 PM ET
30 Intellectual Property Basics for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups
Nesconset, NY
7:00 PM ET
May 2015
2 Innovation Family Festival
Washington, D.C.
11:30 AM ET
4 Patent Pro Bono Program Launches in Miami, Florida
Miami Beach, FL
1:15 PM ET
6 Patent Pro Bono Program Launches in Tampa, Florida
Tampa, FL
5:30 PM ET
12 Colorado Bar Association and Mi Casa Resouce Center
Denver, CO
8:30 AM MT
14 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - May 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
16 Detroit Saturday Seminar
Detroit, MI
10:00 AM ET
21 USPTO Webinar for Patent Pro Se, Pro Bono, and Law School Clinic Certification Programs
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM ET
24 Ideashares Radio Show
Nashville, TN
1:00 PM CT
June 2015
1 Nashville Regional Launch of the Patent Pro Bono Program
Nashville, TN
3:30 PM CT
2 Patent Technology Center 3700 Customer Partnership Information 8:30 AM ET
2 PTAB Boardside Chat Webinar - June 2, 2015 12:00 PM ET
3 Protecting Your IP in the Age of the Collaborative Economy
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM PT
3 Memphis Regional Launch of the Patent Pro Bono Program
Memphis, TN
3:30 PM CT
5 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - June 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
8 2015 Legal Secretaries & Administrators' Conference
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
9 Future of Urban Innovation Summit
New York, NY
8:45 AM ET
9 Patent Quality Chat Webinar – Clarity of the Record
12:00 PM ET
18 PTAB & AIPLA Bench & Bar Conference
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
22 Vermont Launch of the Patent Pro Bono Program
Burlington, VT
10:00 AM ET
26 #USPTOJobsCA15: Patent Examiner Career Open House (San Jose)
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
July 2015
8 3rd Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting
1:00 PM ET
14 PTAB Boardside Chat July 14, 2015 Webinar 12:00 PM ET
14 Patent Quality Chat Webinar — Face-to-Face Examiner Interviews, A Demonstration of USPTO Tools
12:00 PM ET
15 Riverside, CA PTRC Public Training Program
Riverside, CA
9:00 AM ET
20 AIPLA’s 19th Annual Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar
San Francisco, CA
8:00 AM ET
23 AIPLA’s 19th Annual Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
29 IIPLA Global IP Summit 2015 - Improving Global Prosecution
London, UK
7:30 AM ET
29 USPTO Patent Quality Overview
New York, NY
5:15 PM ET
August 2015
4 Buffalo, NY PTRC Public Training Program
IN
12:00 AM ET
4 PTAB to Host Fourth Boardside Chat Webinar on Tuesday, August 4 12:00 PM ET
10 Patent Basics for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
10 The Ultimate Inventor Assistance
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
11 Patent Quality Chat Webinar — Measuring Patent Quality
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
12 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership- September 14, 2015 2:30 PM ET
13 eMod Patent Center Focus Sessions
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
19 2015 PPAC Annual Report Planning Meeting 3:00 PM ET
20 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - August 2015
Alexandria, VA
8:30 AM ET
24 USPTO Co-Hosts Cross-Country Roadshows on Patent Quality and AIA Trials
Santa Clara, CA
9:00 AM PT
26 USPTO Co-Hosts Cross-Country Roadshows on Patent Quality and AIA Trials
Dallas, TX
9:00 AM CT
28 USPTO Co-Hosts Cross-Country Roadshows on Patent Quality and AIA Trials
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
28 Intellectual Property Iconathon
Alexandria, VA
10:00 AM ET
September 2015
1 Launch of the IP Clinic and PatentConnect Pro Bono Program
Bloomington, IN
12:00 PM ET
8 America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Conference
8:00 AM PT
8 Patent Quality Chat Webinar — Improving Global Patent Prosecution
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
10 USPTO Improvements Focus Session (3 components: eMod Patent Center, Global Dossier, and Call Center)
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
10 An Evening with USPTO: Where IP, Technology & Law Intersect (Austin)
Austin, TX
5:30 PM CT
10 An insider's view of the new Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
San Jose, CA
5:30 PM PT
11 Global Dossier Focus Session
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
14 Global Dossier Focus Session
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
15 Exporting for Small Business Owners and Lenders Supporting Global Opportunities
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
16 Indianapolis IN PTRC Public Training Program
Indianapolis,, IN
10:00 AM ET
16 An Evening with USPTO: Where IP, Technology & Law Intersect (Houston)
Houston, TX
5:30 PM CT
16 What To Expect When Filing A Patent: The Patent Examination Process
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
17 USPTO New Initiatives Focus Session (eMod Patent Center and Global Dossier)
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
17 An Evening with USPTO: Where IP, Technology & Law Intersect (Dallas)
Dallas, TX
5:30 PM CT
18 #USPTOTxJobs15: Patent Examiner Career Open House (Dallas, TX) - Day One
Dallas, TX
9:00 AM CT
19 #USPTOTxJobs15: Patent Examiner Career Open House (Dallas, TX) – Day Two
Dallas, TX
10:30 AM CT
24 Advanced Seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
8:00 AM ET
24 PatentsView Inventor Disambiguation Workshop
Alexandria, VA
8:30 AM ET
25 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - September 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
26 Innovation Festival 2015
Washington, DC
10:00 AM ET
October 2015
1 PTAB Boardside Chat about Proposed AIA Trial Rules 12:00 PM ET
8 ALA’s 2015 Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals
10:45 AM ET
8 Congressional Trademark Caucus Relaunch
Washington, DC
2:30 PM ET
13 Patent Quality Chat Webinar — Special Programs for Patent Prosecution
12:00 PM ET
14 Patent Application Filing and Management Focus Session
Alexandria, VA
9:30 AM ET
14 Launch Event for the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM CT
15 IP Primer and Considerations for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
16 Silicon Valley StartUp Conference
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
17 USPTO Detroit Saturday Seminar
Detroit, MI
10:30 AM ET
21 Alexandria, Virginia - Software Partnership Meeting on October 21, 2015
Alexandria, VA
11:30 AM ET
21 Silicon Valley Open House for San Jose City Employees
San Jose, CA
11:30 AM PT
21 Patent Quality Roundtable
Denver, CO
2:00 PM MT
28 STEM Community Outreach 1:00 PM ET
30 Third Annual Safety Datapalooza
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
November 2015
3 Trademark Fee Proposal Hearing
Alexandria, VA
1:30 PM ET
4 Patent Quality Discussion Series – Michigan event
Auburn Hills, MI
9:00 AM ET
5 eMod Patent Center and Global Dossier Information Session
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM ET
6 Patent Quality Discussion Series – North Carolina event
Durham, NC
9:00 AM ET
6 Pittsburgh, PA PTRC Public Training Event 10:45 AM ET
10 Midwest Regional Office Press Tour
Detroit, MI
10:00 AM ET
10 Roundtable - Invention: Does Gender Matter?
Richardson, TX
10:00 AM CT
10 Patent Quality Chat Webinar — Update on the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative
12:00 PM ET
10 Watch in Silicon Valley USPTO - Patent Quality Chat Webinar
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
10 Invention: Does Gender Matter - Networking Lunch
Richardson, TX
11:45 AM CT
10 Silicon Valley USPTO Trademark Tuesday—”Lunch and Learn”
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
17 Collegiate Inventors Competition Expo and Awards Ceremony
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM ET
17 STEM Community Outreach
Mt. Clemens, MI
3:00 PM ET
17 Info Session: Ombudsman, Prior Art Search, and Interview Practice
San Jose, CA
3:30 PM PT
19 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - November 2015
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
19 Patent Public Advisory Committee Fee Setting Hearing
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM ET
19 Patent "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
23 Delaware Patent Pro Bono Program Launch
Wilmington, DE
1:00 PM ET
December 2015
7 Midwest Regional Office IP Attaché Outreach
Detroit, MI
4:00 PM ET
7 IPR Protection, Cross-Licensing and International Trade Shows
San Jose, CA
1:00 PM PT
8 Silicon Valley USPTO Trademark Tuesday—”Lunch and Learn”
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
10 Legal Secretaries & Administrators’ Conference
8:00 AM ET
11 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Executive Session
Alexandria, VA
11:00 AM ET
12 Denver Saturday Seminar
Denver, CO
10:00 AM MT
17 Patent "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
January 2016
7 Hosting Program on Ex Parte Appeals and AIA Trials
Dallas, TX
9:00 AM CT
8 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
12 Global Dossier Information Session
9:00 AM ET
12 Patent Quality Chat Webinar (2016 Series) – Topic Submission for Case Studies and Post Grant Outcomes
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
12 Watch at Silicon Valley USPTO - Patent Quality Chat Webinar
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
12 Trademark Tuesday—”Lunch and Learn”
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
14 Global Dossier Information Session
9:00 AM ET
19 Introduction to Patents and Trademarks Workshop
Detroit, MI
4:00 PM ET
21 Patent "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
25 AIA Live Hearing Midwest Regional Office
Detroit, MI
9:00 AM ET
26 AIA Live Hearing Midwest Regional Office
Detroit, MI
10:00 AM ET
26 Patents and Trademarks: Protecting Your Intellectual Property
San Jose, CA
10:00 AM PT
26 Introduction to Patent and Trademark Searching
Detroit, MI
4:00 PM ET
27 STEM Community Outreach
Detroit, MI
4:00 PM ET
29 USPTO Texas Regional Inventors Conference
Dallas, TX
9:30 AM ET
February 2016
1 Super Bowl City Patent Examiner 1-on-1 Meetings
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM PT
2 PTAB Boardside Chat February 2, 2016 at noon 12:00 PM ET
4 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2016
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
5 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
9 Patent Quality Chat Webinar (2016 Series) – First Inventor to File (FITF) Patent Prosecution
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
9 Midwest Regional Office USPTO Trademark Tuesday — "Lunch and Learn"
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
9 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
10 Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting
San Jose, CA
8:30 AM PT
10 PTAB Tips and Strategies for Trials and Appeals
San Jose, CA
12:30 PM PT
11 Veteran Internship Program (VIP) Information Session
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
11 WebEx Training for Administrative Professionals
Detroit, MI
2:00 PM ET
11 Speed Dating for Startups
San Jose, CA
5:00 PM PT
12 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2016
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
17 Pennsylvania Patent Pro Bono Program Launch Event
Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM ET
18 Midwest Regional Office Patent — “Lunch and Learn”
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
18 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
19 Midwest Regional Office Public Tour
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
22 San Jose CA PTRC Public Training Program
San Jose, CA
10:00 AM PT
23 USPTO Texas Regional Office Trademark Seminar
Dallas, TX
9:00 AM CT
24 PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
12:00 PM CT
26 PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - Emory Law School
Atlanta, GA
12:00 PM ET
March 2016
1 PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO
9:00 AM CT
2 New Science of Innovation Videos and Live Twitter Chat 1:00 PM ET
3 TTABVUE USERS FORUM
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
4 #USPTOJobsHQ16: Patent Examiner Career Open House
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
4 PTAB/TTAB Stadium Tour - S.J. Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT
11:00 AM MT
4 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
8 Patent Quality Chat Webinar (2016 Series) – Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) System Update and a Glossary Pilot Report Out
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
8 Watch at Silicon Valley USPTO - Patent Quality Chat Webinar
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
8 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
8 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
9 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Informational Webinar 2016
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM ET
9 Info Session For Design Patent Examiner Positions
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
10 The 11th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
Alexandria, VA
7:30 AM ET
17 Patent Lunch and Learn
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
23 Request for Information Related to Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge 3:00 PM ET
23 Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
24 USPTO Texas Regional Office of Petitions Seminar
Dallas, TX
10:00 AM CT
31 Women Entrepreneurs: Special Considerations
New York, NY
6:30 PM ET
April 2016
1 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
5 PTAB Boardside Chat April 5, 2016 at Noon 12:00 PM ET
8 Screening of "CODE - Debugging the Gender Gap" Documentary
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
12 Excellence in Customer Service: Meet the Regional Offices
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
13 Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives - Nashville
Nashville, TN
8:45 AM ET
15 Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives - Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
8:45 AM ET
19 USPTO Design Day - Midwest
Detroit, MI
9:00 AM ET
19 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
19 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
20 World IP Day Detroit 2016
Southfield, MI
5:00 PM ET
21 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
21 World IP Day 2016 - Bay Area
San Jose, CA
6:00 PM PT
22 WIPO Match: IP Support for Developing Economies - Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
9:30 AM PT
26 St. Louis, MO PTRC Public Training Program
St. Louis, MO
8:00 AM CT
26 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership- April 26, 2016
Alexandria, VA
10:00 AM ET
26 World IP Day at the USPTO
Alexandria, VA
11:00 AM ET
26 PTAB to Host Special Boardside Chat Webinar about New AIA Trial Rules on 4/26 12:00 PM ET
26 World IP Day on the Hill
Washington, DC
4:00 PM ET
27 Patent Community Symposium - Midwest
Detroit, MI
8:30 AM ET
27 Patent Community Symposium
Dallas, TX
8:00 AM CT
27 Patent Quality Community Symposium
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
27 Patent Quality Community Symposium: Rocky Mountain Region
Denver, CO
8:00 AM MT
27 World Intellectual Property Day Expo 2016
Dallas, TX
10:00 AM CT
27 Patent Community Symposium - Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
May 2016
2 Madrid Update
Detroit, MI
2:00 PM ET
5 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - May 2016
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
6 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
10 Patent Quality Chat – Enhancing Examination Evaluation Using the Master Review Form (MRF)
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
10 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
10 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
17 New York Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting
New York, NY
12:00 PM ET
18 Patent Wednesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
18 USPTO Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
19 Seminar for Startups: Protecting your IP
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM CT
19 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
20 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
24 #AskUSPTOJobs: Patent Examiner Career Twitter Chat 2:00 PM ET
25 USPTO Midwest Regional Seminar
Kansas City, MO
10:00 AM CT
25 "Inventing a Better Mousetrap" book-signing by the authors
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
26 Entrepreneurship Symposium
Wilmington, DE
9:00 AM ET
June 2016
1 Trademark Wednesday "Lunch and Learn"
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
2 Webinar: Patent Examiner Career Info Session - CA & TX 3:00 PM ET
3 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
4 Northern Virginia National Day of Civic Hacking 2016
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
6 IIPLA 2nd Global IP Summit
8:00 AM ET
7 PTAB Boardside Chat June 7, 2016 at Noon 12:00 PM ET
8 DevOpsDays DC
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
8 The Economic Contribution of Technology Licensing
Alexandria, VA
8:30 AM ET
10 TPAC Quarterly Meeting June 2016
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
14 Patent Quality Chat – eCommerce Modernization (eMod): Improving the Electronic Patent Application Process
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
14 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
14 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
15 Innovation Matters
12:00 PM ET
15 Patent Wednesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
15 USPTO and AIPLA Co-Sponsoring Second Annual PTAB Bench & Bar Conference on June 15
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
15 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar
San Jose, CA
1:00 PM PT
16 Accessing Relevant Prior Art and Global Dossier Information Session
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
16 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
17 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
18 Saturday Seminar - Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
10:00 AM PT
21 Patent Quality Chat – SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT – Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
22 Trademark Madrid Protocol: Update and Tips for Users
San Jose, CA
1:00 PM PT
23 2016 Legal Secretaries and Administrators’ Conference
Alexandria, VA
8:00 AM ET
23 Patent Trial and Appeal Board Hearing at Midwest Regional Office
Detroit, MI
9:00 AM ET
23 PTAB to Host Special Boardside Chat on June 23, 2016 at noon to Demo a new PTAB E2E system 12:00 PM ET
24 Public Meeting on TTAB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
24 Public Meeting: Report Out on the comments to the TTAB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
28 Patent and Trademark Seminar
San Antonio, TX
8:00 AM CT
28 USPTO IP and 3D Printing Conference
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
28 USPTO IP and 3D Printing Conference at Midwest Regional Office
Detroit, MI
9:00 AM ET
28 IP and 3D Printing Conference
Dallas, TX
8:00 AM CT
28 Legal and Policy Considerations of Intellectual Property in 3D Printing
Denver, CO
7:30 AM MT
28 USPTO IP and 3D Printing Conference at Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
9:30 AM PT
29 Bring your own lunch & learn about Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)
Dallas, TX
11:30 AM CT
29 Innovation to Power the Nation (and the World): Reinventing our Climate Future
Washington, DC
1:00 PM ET
30 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership- June 30, 2016
Alexandria, VA
10:00 AM ET
30 Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Partnership Meeting
Dallas, TX
9:00 AM CT
30 Second Anniversary Celebration & Reception
Denver, CO
4:30 PM MT
July 2016
1 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
6 Trademarks Lunch and Learn
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
12 Patent Technology Centers 3600 & 3700 Customer Partnership 8:30 AM ET
12 Patent Quality Chat – Opportunities for Examiner Interviews: First Action Interview Pilot and General Practice
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
12 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
12 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
15 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
17 2016 National Summer Teacher Institute
East Lansing, MI
8:00 AM ET
20 Patent Wednesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
21 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
25 AIPLA’s 20th Annual Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar
8:00 AM ET
26 Patent and Trademark Seminar
El Paso, TX
8:00 AM MT
26 CANCELLED - PTAB to Host Special Boardside Chat on 7/26 to Meet New Chief Judge David Ruschke 12:00 PM ET
26 Denver, CO PTRC Public Training Program
Denver, CO
10:00 AM MT
26 Overview of the Patent Pro Bono Program and Ethical Issues in Representing Pro Bono Clients at Silicon Valley USPTO
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
27 PTAB E2E Boardside Chat July 27, 2016 at Noon 12:00 PM ET
27 Overview of the Patent Pro Bono Program and Ethical Issues in Representing Pro Bono Clients (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles, CA
6:00 PM PT
28 Overview of the Patent Pro Bono Program and Ethical Issues in Representing Pro Bono Clients (San Diego)
San Diego, CA
12:00 PM PT
August 2016
2 CANCELLED - PTAB Boardside Chat August 2, 2016 at Noon 12:00 PM ET
3 Meet the Trademark Experts
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
5 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
8 Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) Petition's Seminar
Dallas, TX
12:00 PM CT
9 Patent Formality Review and Petitions
Dallas, TX
10:00 AM CT
9 Patent Quality Chat – The Post-Prosecution Pilot: A New After Final Collaboration Program
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
9 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
9 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
12 Salt Lake City Regional Conference for Inventors, Makers and Entrepreneurs
Salt Lake City, UT
8:00 AM MT
13 Intellectual Property Seminar At Hawaii State Library PTRC (Honolulu, HI)
Honolulu, HI
10:30 AM HT
17 2016 PPAC Annual Report Planning Meeting 8:30 AM ET
17 Patent Wednesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
18 Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
18 Meet the Patent Experts
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
18 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
19 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
23 Inventor’s Oath or Declaration Patent Provisions Seminar
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
25 Patents and Trademarks, Where to Start ...
Newark, DE
8:30 AM ET
25 Free Webinar: Bringing Your Company into the Innovation Ecosystem 2:00 PM ET
25 Cancer Moonshot Challenge - Info Session 3:00 PM ET
September 2016
2 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
7 Meet the Trademark Experts
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
8 Lansing Regional Seminar
East Lansing, MI
9:00 AM ET
13 Patent Quality Chat – Future Information Disclosure Practice in a Global Dossier Environment
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
13 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
13 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
15 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
16 Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting
Alexandria, VA
9:00 AM ET
16 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET
20 Advanced Patent Seminar
Dallas, TX
8:30 AM CT
20 Rocky Mountain Trademark Tuesday
Denver, CO
11:30 AM MT
21 Las Cruces, NM PTRC Public Training Program
Las Cruces, NM
8:30 AM MT
21 Patent Wednesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
21 America Invents Act Anniversary
Washington, DC
3:00 PM ET
28 Roundtable on Importing Prior Art Automatically & Streamlining Patent Issuance
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM ET
29 Morgantown,WV PTRC Public Training Program
Morgantown, WV
9:30 AM ET
October 2016
4 PTAB Boardside Chat October 4, 2016 at Noon 12:00 PM ET
5 Seminar on Pursuing Patent Protection Abroad
San Jose, CA
9:00 AM PT
5 Meet the Trademark Experts
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
7 Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
11 Patent Quality Chat – Assistance in Patenting: Patents Ombudsman and Pro Se Assistance
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM ET
11 Trademark Tuesday
Detroit, MI
12:30 PM ET
11 Trademark Tuesday
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
13 Meet the Patent Experts
Dallas, TX
12:30 PM CT
19 Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership - October 19, 2016
Alexandria, VA
10:00 AM ET
20 Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn"
San Jose, CA
12:00 PM PT
21 2016 National Trademark Expo
Washington, DC
10:00 AM ET
21 Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
Detroit, MI
12:00 PM ET