Patent Quality Chat - Webcast

Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO office in San Jose to view the Patent Quality Chat webinar simulcast from USPTO headquarters.  This month's chat topic is "How Can the Patents Ombudsman and Pro Se Assistance Programs Work for You?" with Mindy Bickel, Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development, and Cassandra Downs, Management/Program Analyst, Patents Ombudsman Program.  You will have an opportunity to ask our speakers questions about our patent quality metrics as well as give us your feedback. (via

Join the chat to discuss your experiences. Enhancing the quality of our work products is a part of USPTO’s continuous quality improvement efforts in partnership with our stakeholders.

After the webinar, a Silicon Valley USPTO resource supervisory patent examiner will lead a discussion.

The content of this event is for someone with intermediate to advanced knowledge of the patent system.

Not able to join us in person? Visit the Patent Quality Chat website for complete webinar participation instructions, upcoming events, and recordings of past events.

The event is free, but please RSVP by September 11, 2017.   

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a Federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.