2016 Patent Quality Chats

Patent Quality Chat 2016 (Archive)

Monthly on the second Tuesday of the month

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Date

Topic

Speaker

TUESDAY,
JANUARY 12
    

Topic Submission for Case Studies / Post Grant Outcomes

  • Anthony Caputa
    Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance
  • Brian Hanlon
    Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration
  • Jack Harvey
    Director of Technology Center 3700
  • Stephen Koziol
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, Art Unit 2665
     
TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 9

First Inventor to File (FITF) Patent Prosecution

  • Kathleen Kahler Fonda
    Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration
  • Tom Hughes
    Supervisor, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
     
TUESDAY,
MARCH 8

Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) System Update

Glossary Pilot Report Out

  • Derris Banks
    Director of Technology Center 2600
  • Emily Le
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, Technology Center 1700
  • Seema Rao
    Director of Technology Center 2100
  • Paul L. Rodriguez
    Supervisor, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
     
TUESDAY,
APRIL 12

Excellence in Customer Service:  Meet the Regional Offices

  • Christal Sheppard (Biography)
    Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office (Detroit)
  • Molly Kocialski (Biography)
    Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office (Denver)
  • John Cabeca (Biography)
    Director of the Silicon Valley West Coast Regional Office (San Jose)
  • Hope Shimabuku (Biography)
    Director of the Texas Regional Office (Dallas)
TUESDAY,
MAY 10

Enhancing Examination Evaluation Using the Master Review Form (MRF)

  • Sandie Spyrou (Biography)
    Supervisor, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
  • Marty Rater (Biography)
    Chief Statistician, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
TUESDAY,
JUNE 14

eCommerce Modernization (eMod):  Improving the Electronic Patent Application Process

  • Lisa Tran
    Communications Manager for eCommerce
  • Richard Fernandez, eMod Project Manager
     

TUESDAY,
JUNE 21

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT  Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility

  • Robert Bahr (Biography)
    Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
TUESDAY,
JULY 12

Opportunities for Examiner Interviews: First Action Interview Pilot and General Practice

  • Wendy Garber (Biography)
    Director of Technology Center 3700
  • Timothy Callahan (Biography)
    Director of Technology Center 2400
TUESDAY,
AUGUST 9
The Post-Prosecution Pilot: A New After Final Collaboration Program
 
 
  • Tariq Hafiz (Biography)
    Director of Technology Center 2600
  • Jerry Lorengo (Biography)
    Director of Technology Center 1600
TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 13
Future Information Disclosure Practice in a Global Dossier Environment
 
  • Mark Powell (Biography) 
    Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation
  • Robert Bahr (Biography) 
    Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
     
TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 11
Assistance in Patenting: Patents Ombudsman and Pro Se Assistance Programs 
 
  • Anthony Knight (Biography)
    Director of Stakeholder outreach and Patents Ombudsman Program
  • Mindy Bickel (Biography)
    Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development
TUESDAY, November 8 Clarity of the Record Pilot: A Discussion of Findings
 
  • Robin Evans (Biography)
    Director of Technology Center 2800
  • Marty Rater (Biography)
    Acting Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance
TUESDAY, December 13

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT
Patent Quality Conference (archive)

Advancing Patent Quality Across the IP Community.  Insights into the Future of Patent Quality.

  • Michelle K. LeeUnder Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will serve as Keynote Speaker

 

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