January 19, 2010
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Media Advisory, 10-04
USPTO to Hold Public Roundtable on Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Ex Parte Appeals Rules
Meeting will be Webcast
WASHINGTON – Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Sharon Barner will open a public roundtable on Wednesday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m., at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Va. Chief Judge of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Michael Fleming will brief participants on the challenges facing the Board. The public will have an opportunity to comment on modifications to rules governing practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in ex parte patent appeals.
WHAT: Public Roundtable – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Ex Parte Appeals Rules
WHO: Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and
Deputy Director of the USPTO
Michael Fleming, Chief Administrative Patent Judge
Public Participants include: Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director, American Intellectual
Property Law Association;Curtis Rose, Vice President and Associate Patent Counsel,
WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: USPTO Campus, Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.
The roundtable will be available for viewing via Web cast. Web cast information is available on the USPTO’s website at http://www.uspto.gov/ip/boards/bpai/roundtable_info.jsp.
For more information, see Federal Register notice: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/notices/74fr67987.pdf.