Patent Quality Chat – Future Information Disclosure Practice in a Global Dossier Environment

A monthly, patent quality webinar series

Speakers September:
Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation
Robert Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality is pleased to announce the tenth Patent Quality Chat in the 2016 webinar series on Tuesday, September 13th from noon to 1 pm ET on Future Information Disclosure Practice in a Global Dossier Environment. As part of USPTO’s continuing efforts to improve patent examination quality and efficiency, we are exploring whether we should leverage electronic resources (e.g., Global Dossier and USPTO internal databases) to automatically import relevant information into pending U.S. applications from sources, such as domestic parent and counterpart foreign applications. We are considering the benefits that could be achieved from the perspective of both examiners and applicants. Enhancements to information disclosure practice are an important step towards improving Excellence in Customer Service as a part of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI). We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an engaging and exciting discussion. 

Patent Quality Chat is a monthly, lunchtime webinar series designed to provide information on patent quality topics and gather your input. Webinar participants are encouraged to join the discussion during the event by emailing Always on the second Tuesday of each month, set a recurring meeting on your calendar to join us!

Each Patent Quality Chat webinar includes a speaker(s) presentation (approximately 20-30 minutes) and time for questions and comments from the virtual audience. All Patent Quality Chats are free and open to all; no registration is required, No CLE credit will be available through the USPTO. Video recordings and any presentation materials from the Patent Quality Chats are posted on our Patent Quality Chat website after an event has concluded. An archive of events from 2015 can be found here.

Webinar access information for the event is available in the Event Summary section of this page.

This is the tenth event in the 2016 series – see our Patent Quality Chat website for inquiries, for the 2016 schedule, and to suggest future topics.