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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 WebEx.  To participate during the webinar, email your questions and/or comments to patentquality@uspto.gov.

Event Address https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecd3a4cd188758c552db49a44b232ce56
Event Number 991 153 435
Event Password 123456
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2018 Chat Series

Date Topic Speaker
Tuesday, 
October 9
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
   
Tuesday, 
August 14
Noon - 1 p.m. ET

AIA Trial Statistics from PTAB and Using AIA Trials to Enhance Patent Examination

  • Janet Gongola
    Vice Chief Judge for Engagement, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Jack Harvey
    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
Tuesday, 
July 10
Noon - 1 p.m. ET

Improving Access to Global Patent Data

 

Speakers

  • Nelson Yang
    Acting Director of International Patent Business Solutions in the Office of International Patent Cooperation
  • Jocelyn Ram
    Patent Business Analyst in the Office of International Patent Cooperation
 
Tuesday, 
June 12
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Best Practices Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
 

 

Speakers

  • Kalyan Deshpande
    Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Susan Mitchell
    Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Michael Zecher
    Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Tuesday, 
May 8
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Subject Matter Eligibility:  Revised Guidance in view of Berkheimer v. HP, Inc.
 
  • Bob Bahr
    Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy 
Tuesday, 
April 10
Noon - 1 p.m. ET

Strengthening your IP Internationally using the expanded Collaborative Search Pilot

  • Dan Hunter
     Director for International Work Sharing, Planning and Implementation in the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC)
     
  • Amber Ostrup
    Program Manager for the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), International Work Sharing
Tuesday, 
March 13
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Subject Matter Eligibility: Guidance & Examination Resources
 
  • Bob Bahr
    Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
Tuesday, 
February 13
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
eMod Update: Patent Center and Structured Text
 

Tuesday, 
January 9
Noon - 1 p.m. ET

Unlocking Open Data for our Patent Customers

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.

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 patentquality@uspto.gov.

No CLE credit will be available through the USPTO.

Learn about USPTO efforts to continuously increase patent quality.

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