Chicago regional seminar

If you are an intellectual property (IP) practitioner, you won't want to miss this free opportunity to learn about the new 101 guidance and patent quality updates. There is no fee to register, but space is limited. Learn more and register early.

Panel discussions with academics, IP practitioners, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representatives will include information on patent application readiness, the new 101 guidelines, patent quality, and ethics and professional practices (pending speaker confirmation).

CLE Credit is pending approval.

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

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • David Schwartz, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
1:10 - 1:30 p.m.

101 Guidance USPTO Update 

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Quality Update

  • Daniel Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Patent Application Readiness

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • Daniel Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
  • Christopher Singer, PhD, Attorney, McAndrews Held & Mallowy
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Patent Quality Review including 101 Rejections

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • Daniel Ryman, 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

  • Charlema Grant, Staff Attorney, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

For additional information, please contact the Midwest Regional USPTO at 313-446-4800 or MidwestRegion@uspto.gov

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