2017 Inventor Info Chats

Inventor Info Chat 2017 Series

Monthly on the third Thursday of the month

11 a.m. - Noon ET

Date Topic Speaker
Nov. 16

Free Legal Services for Inventors

  • John Kirkpatirck
     Staff Attorney and Patent Pro Bono Program Administrator, Office of Enrollment & Discipline at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • James Silbermann
     Staff Attorney - Office of Enrollment & Discipline at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Daniel Kolker, Moderator
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 1600
Oct. 19

Patents Overview (Resumen de patentes) - In Spanish (En Español)

  • Diego Gutierrez
    Director of Technology Center 2600, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
    (Director del centro tecnológico 2600, oficina de patentes y marcas de los Estados Unidos (USPTO))
  • Marivelisse Santiago-Cordero, Moderator,
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2600
    (Moderador,
    Supervisor de patentes, TC 2600)
Sept. 21

Design Patent Application Drawing Requirements

  • Susan Hattan
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2900
  • Eric Goodman
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2900
Aug. 17

Copyright Basics 

  • Steve Ruwe
    Attorney Advisor, Copyright Law and Policy, USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs
  • Robert Hodge, Moderator,
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
July 20

Office of Petitions - Overview and Helpful Tips

  • Charles Kim
    Director of the Office of Petitions, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Ramesh Krishnamurthy
    Petitions Examiner in the Office of Petitions, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Namrata (Pinky) Boveja
    Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Petitions & Supervisory Patent Examiner for Art Unit 3682, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Robert Hodge, Moderator,
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
June 15

Trademark Basics

  • Scott Baldwin
    Trademark Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator,
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
May 18

How to use EFS-Web to file a Patent Application

  • Richard Fernandez
    eMod Project Manager, OPIM
  • Lisa Tran
    Communications Manager for eCommerce, OPIM
  • Robert Hodge, Moderator,
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
April 20

How to File a Patent Application

  • Zandra Smith
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
  • Sean Wilkerson, Moderator Innovation Development Outreach & Program Specialist, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Mar. 16

How to Search and why you want to?

  • Robert Hodge
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator,
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
Feb. 16

The Different Types of Patent Applications

  • Robert Hodge
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
  • Alford Kindred
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2100

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