Attend the Public Engagement Partnership meeting: Learn how to search for prior art and file a third-party submission

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Our second Public Engagement Partnership meeting will be held on June 10, 2024, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET, virtually and in person at USPTO headquarters, in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Get an in-depth look at how examiners search for prior art when reviewing a patent application and learn how you can provide input on pending patent applications that matter to you.

This meeting will provide:

  • A hands-on prior art search workshop 
  • Information and strategies from USPTO patent experts and practitioners on filing third-party submissions – documents that members of the public can file for consideration during an examiner’s review of a pending patent application.

Please review the full meeting agenda. This event is free. Although the meeting is open to all, it is specifically designed for members of the public interest community, such as members of advocacy groups, public interest-focused nonprofits, academia, and civil society.

                               Register to attend virtually                 Register to attend in-person                           


Welcome remarks11 - 11:10 a.m.
Intro to Patent Center11:10 – 11:40 a.m.
Search like an examiner11:40 a.m. – noon
Lunch break and optional interactive search workshopnoon – 1:30 p.m.
Third party submissions – rules, requirements, and resources1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Networking break and virtual resource fair2:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Third party submissions – Practitioner perspectives and strategies2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
Closing remarks3:55 – 4:00 p.m.

Contact us

For more information or if you have any questions or comments, please email us at If you want to learn more about the Public Engagement Partnership, you can read the Federal Register Notice of Meetings.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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This event is part of a series: Public Engagement Partnership