Patent Quality Community Symposium Recordings

Empowering innovation through enhanced quality

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hosted at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA and in our regional offices.

 

View video recordings of the entire day's agenda

  Topic Speakers

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Welcome

Opening Remarks


Search & Training Enhancements



Prosecution Enhancements

Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

Michelle Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Maria Holtmann, Director of International Programs
Don Hajec, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations

Robin Evans, Director, Technology Center 2800

                   MORNING BREAK
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Post-examination Enhancements

Improving Evaluation of Examination

Jack Harvey, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations

Brian Hanlon, Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration
Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

                   LUNCH BREAK

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Quality Metrics

Introduction to the Master Review Form (MRF) and Hands-On Workshop Introduction

Marty Rater, Chief Statistician, Office of Patent Quality Assurance

Sandie Spyrou, Supervisory Review Quality Assurance Specialist
Kathleen Bragdon, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

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MRF Hands-On Workshop Report Out

Kathleen Bragdon, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
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Panel Discussion and Q&A








Closing Remarks

Moderated by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

Rick Nydegger, Workman Nydegger
Kevin Noonan, MBHB
Bill Bunker, Knobbe Martens
Laura Sheridan, Google
Tim Wilson, SAS

​Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents

For more information, view Patent Quality Community Symposium
For inquiries about the event, email 
WorldClassPatentQuality@uspto.gov