The USPTO is leading a Patent Quality Discussion Series on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9am – 5pm EST at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC in conjunction with the North Carolina Central University and the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation. Members of the bar, local patent community and public-at-large are invited to come together and share ideas, experiences and insights on patent quality. This open forum will provide an opportunity for all to participate in an informal discussion of topics related to patent quality.
|9:00 – 9:45 a.m.||Status of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI)|
|9:45 – 10:15 a.m.||Clarity of the Record Presentation|
|10:15 – 10:30 a.m.||BREAK|
|10:30 – 11:30 a.m.||Clarity of the Record Panel Discussion|
|11:30 – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Improving Global Patent Prosecution with a Demonstration of Current Tools|
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Measuring Patent Quality with Q&A|
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||BREAK|
|3:45 – 4:15 p.m.||Enhancing Patent Quality through Remote Examiner Interviews|
|4:15 – 5:00 p.m.||Current Patent Automation Initiatives including a Demonstration of Tools|
For inquiries, please contact Kathleen Bragdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, visit: http://www.uspto.gov/patent/initiatives/enhanced-patent-quality-initiative.html