Patent Quality Chat Webinar (2016 Series) – Topic Submission for Case Studies and Post Grant Outcomes

A monthly, patent quality webinar series

Speakers for January: Anthony Caputa / Brian Hanlon / Jack Harvey / Stephen Koziol 

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality is pleased to announce the first Patent Quality Chat in the 2016 webinar series on Tuesday, January 12 from noon to 1 pm ET to share information and collect feedback on two programs of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI):  Topic Submission for Case Studies and Post Grant Outcomes. Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance (OPQA) Anthony Caputa and Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) Brian Hanlon will discuss the Case Studies program and its recent Federal Register Notice requesting submissions. Technology Center Director Jack Harvey and Supervisory Patent Examiner Stephen Koziol will present an overview of the Post Grant Outcomes program, which aims to develop a process for providing post grant outcomes from sources, such as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), to examiners of related applications. All presenters look forward to hearing your ideas about the programs as they are continually being modified to best serve their purpose of enhancing the excellence in our work products, one of the three pillars of patent quality of the EPQI.

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 PatentQualityEventParticipationBox@uspto.gov. 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 left margin.

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