Forum on the North American Patent Prosecution Highway Region

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in collaboration with the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation at the SMU Dedman School of Law and the DBA IP Section are hosting the Intellectual Property Offices of Canada (CIPO) and Mexico (IMPI) at the Karcher Auditorium.  The CIPO and IMPI together with the USPTO will be giving a seminar of the overview of the Canada and Mexico IP Offices and the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program used between the respective countries.

A parking pass will be required.  A parking pass will be made available via email and/or available on site.

2.5 HRs of TX MCLE credits are pending.

Registration Fee:
Free for Dallas Bar Association (DBA) members.
Free for non-DBA members not seeking CLE credit.
$30.00 for non-DBA members seeking CLE credit.


The program is free and open to the public. For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV(link sends e-mail)visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000

Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
2:15 PM2:30 PMSame Day Registration (based on availability)
2:30 PM2:45 PMWelcome Remarks
2:45 PM3:15 PMThe USPTO and the North American Competitiveness Workplan
3:15 PM3:45 PMThe Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
3:45 PM4:00 PMBREAK
4:00 PM4:45 PMThe Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI)
4:45 PM4:55 PMQ&A with Participants
4:55 PM5:00 PMClosing Remarks
5:00 PM6:00 PMMeet and Greet Social