PTAB Inventor Hour - Episode 17

Are you an inventor or someone who wants to learn more about Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings? Join us Thursday, April 27 at Noon ET, for the next PTAB Inventor Hour webinar, Episode 17, for an interview with Elizabeth Dougherty, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Eastern Regional Outreach Director. Ms. Dougherty will share information about services available to inventors, including educational programs, one-on-one consulting with intellectual property experts, and assistance with patent and trademark searching.

Episode 17 will also cover:

  • Common errors that make PTAB appeal briefs non-compliant, and how to fix them
  • A fun segment on interesting inventions related to April holidays
  • Key actions that USPTO Director Kathi Vidal is taking to incentivize and protect U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, and how to engage with Director Vidal

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The event is free and open to everyone. Captioning service will be provided.

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This event is part of a series: Inventor Hour