Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Patent Quality Community Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and across the agency’s regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Silicon Valley. The event will feature interactive segments and implementation updates on the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI).
WHAT: Patent Quality Community Symposium
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Madison Auditorium (Alexandria location)
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Patent Quality Community Symposium will update the public on various efforts that the USPTO is undertaking to enhance patent quality. In particular, the agency is pursuing eleven programs to improve clarity of the prosecution record, enhance examiner training, improve applicant-examiner interactions, and re-define ways to capture and measure data about quality. The symposium will feature lectures on these topics, an interactive workshop demonstration on how the Master Review Form will be applied, and a panel discussion with experienced patent practitioners about ways applicants can contribute to our efforts.
For more information, including RSVP details, please visit: www.uspto.gov/patent/patent-community-symposium. For more information on the Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Silicon Valley locations, please visit: www.uspto.gov/about-us/events.
For non-press inquiries, please contact Jolyn Eley, (571) 272-2546 or email WorldClassPatentQuality@uspto.gov.
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