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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.

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Joining the Webinar

To participate during the webinar, email your questions and/or comments to

For technical assistance during the webinar, please email

Event Address

Event Number 991 153 435
Event Password 123456
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2017 Chat Series

Date Topic Speaker
Tuesday, June 13

Noon-1 p.m. ET
Patent Quality Metrics
  • Presentation Slides (coming Soon)

  • Video (coming Soon)
  • Greg Vidovich
    Associate Commissioner for Patent Quality

  • Jim Dwyer
    Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance

Tuesday, May 9

Noon-1 p.m. ET

eCommerce Modernization (eMod) Update

Tuesday, April 11

Noon-1 p.m. ET
Examination Time Analysis

Thursday, March 16

1 - 2 p.m. ET

Training for the Examination of High Quality Patents
  • Gary Welch
    Academy Class Manager, Office of Patent Training
  • Bao-Thuy Nguyen
    Patent Training Advisory, Office of Patent Training

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Noon-1 p.m. ET

Understanding the ADS: Little Things Make a Big Difference
  • Janice Tippett
    Management and Program Analyst, Office of Patent Application Processing

Thursday, Jan. 19

Noon-1 p.m. ET

Rationale Statements in 35 U.S.C. 103 Rejections

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

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Event Materials

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

2016 Patent Quality Chat Series

2015 Patent Quality Chat Series

PRESENTATIONS from other Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative 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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