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Patent Quality Chat

The Patent Quality Chat series is designed to provide information on patent quality topics and gather your input on a regular basis via an easy, webinar format.  Each Patent Quality Chat webinar includes a speaker(s) presentation for approximately 20 minutes with the remaining time for questions and comments. All Patent Quality Chats are free and open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.


We also look forward to your suggestions for Patent Quality Chat topics.

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Join the Webinar

No registration is necessary to attend; simply click the Event Address link below to view via Livestream.  To participate during the webinar, email your questions and/or comments to

Event Address

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2020 Chat Series

Date Topic Speaker
February 19
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Application Readiness:  Assessing Incoming Applications

  • Presentation slides (coming soon)
  • Video (coming soon)

Stefanos Karmis
Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance

Marty Rater
Chief Statistician, Office of Patent Quality Assurance

Future webinars will be held on topics such as: searching enhancements and Patents Ombudsman.

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Previous Events

The Patent Quality Chat series began in 2015. Video recordings and any presentation materials from the Patent Quality Chats are posted.

2019 Patent Quality Chat Series

2018 Patent Quality Chat Series

2017 Patent Quality Chat Series

2016 Patent Quality Chat Series

2015 Patent Quality Chat Series

PRESENTATIONS from other Patent Quality events.

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General Information

To suggest topics for an upcoming Patent Quality Chat and/or general inquiries, please email

No CLE credit will be available through the USPTO.

Learn about USPTO efforts to continuously increase patent quality.

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