Chicago Regional Seminar

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law for a Chicago Regional Seminar designed for IP practitioners. The morning will include a program for law students, students in the Masters of Law LLM program, and students in the Master of Science in Law MSL program, focusing on the role of the patent examiner and careers at the USPTO. The afternoon session welcomes IP Practitioners for presentations and panel discussions.

CLE credit for Indiana has been approved for 3.6 general credit hours; 1.0 credit hours of ethics is included in the general credit hours. CLE credit for Ohio is approved.  CLE for Illinois is pending.

Agenda:

 

Time  
12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
1:00-1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • David Schwartz, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
1:10-1:30 p.m.

USPTO Update

  • Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
1:30-2:15 p.m.

Quality Update

  • Stefanos Karmis, Acting Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
2:15-3:00 p.m.

Patent Application Readiness

  • Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • Stefanos Karmis, Acting Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
  • Christopher Singer, PhD, Attorney, McAndrews Held & Malloy
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:00 p.m.

Patent Quality Review including 101 Rejections

  • Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • Stefanos Karmis, Acting Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
  • Laura Pedraza-Farina, Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Ryan Phelan, Attorney, Marshall Gerstein
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ethics and Professional Practice

  • Tim Rooney, Attorney, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

For more information please contact us at 313-446-4800 or email Midwestregion@uspto.gov.