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.

   AGENDA
Time Activity
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Networking and Registration
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th District of Illinois
  • Laura Pedraza-Farina, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • David Schwartz, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
1:15 - 1:25 p.m.

USPTO Update 

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
1:25 - 2:15 p.m.

Patent Quality Update including Federal Register notices 35 USC 101 and 112

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

Patent Application Readiness

  • Moderator: Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest Regional USPTO
  • Daniel Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
  • James Muraff, Attorney, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

101 Panel

  • Moderator: Laura Pedraza-Farina, Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Daniel Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
  • Kevin Noonan, Attorney, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
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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