Patent Quality Community Symposium

Empowering innovation through enhanced quality

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

USPTO Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Click here to register to attend in person in Alexandria
Registration is not required to participate via webcast

We are hosting this Patent Quality Community Symposium to update the public on the status of our quality enhancing programs, to introduce some developing programs, collect your feedback and to continue the discussion from a stakeholder’s perspective on what patent applicants and their representatives can do to enhance quality.  The programs of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, as well as other quality-focused programs in the patents area, will be highlighted by USPTO experts.  Moreover, a practitioner panel will highlight how you can file and prosecute a quality application.

If you are a patent applicant, practitioner, or litigator, please attend to:

  • learn how we are improving our process and work products to foster enhanced patent quality;
  • experience how we review examiners' work product to assess quality; and
  • gain strategies for enhancing your application filings, responses and examiner interactions during prosecution.

The program is free and open to the public.  For inquiries about the event, please email

Patent Quality Community Symposium Agenda


Webcast Instructions:

If you cannot attend at Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia please attend via our

 Livestream Broadcast

To send in questions and/or comments during the event, please send an email to

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