Patent Quality Chat – The Post-Prosecution Pilot: A New After Final Collaboration Program

A monthly, patent quality webinar series

Speakers for August:
Tariq Hafiz, Director of Technology Center 2600
Jerry Lorengo, Director of Technology Center 1600

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality is pleased to announce the ninth Patent Quality Chat in the 2016 webinar series on Tuesday, August 9 from noon to 1 pm ET on The Post-Prosecution Pilot:  A New After Final Collaboration Program. Our speakers will be on hand to discuss the details of our new pilot program recently announced in the Federal Register.  The Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program is designed to incorporate effective features of two current programs, (1) the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFC) 2.0 program and (2) the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Pilot program.  Moreover, the P3 Program adds new, requested features, such as providing applicants an opportunity to present arguments to a panel at a conference.  The P3 Program is an important step towards improving Excellence in Customer Service (Pillar 3) of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI). We look forward to hearing your feedback.

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