February 15, 2012
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Media Advisory, 12-12
USPTO to Host February 21 Webinar with Senior Agency Officials
WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a free public webinar with senior agency officials on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. USPTO Director David Kappos and other agency leaders will outline proposals for new patent fees, as well as other issues related to the implementation of the Leahy Smith America Invents Act. This historic legislation was signed into law by President Barack Obama in September 2011 and is the biggest reform to U.S. patent laws since 1836.
Participants in the webinar will answer a selection of questions during the session. Questions should be submitted in advance to email@example.com for consideration.
WHAT: USPTO Senior Leadership Webinar
WHEN: Feb. 21, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET
WHO: David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
Bernard Knight, USPTO General Counsel
James D. Smith, BPAI Chief Administrative Patent Judge
Moderated by Peter Pappas, Chief of Staff
Webcast Viewing Instructions
An archived video recording of the online webinar is now available here: http://helix-1.uspto.gov/asxgen/120221SRLeadership.wmv
For more information about the America Invents Act please refer to http://www.uspto.gov/americainventsact.
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