2018 Inventor Info Chats

Inventor Info Chat 2018 Series

Monthly on the third Thursday of the month

11 a.m. - Noon ET

Date Topic Speaker
Nov. 15

Understanding the Patent Examination Process

  • Alex Sofocleous, Supervisory Patent Examiner
  • Sujoy Kundu, Moderator, Supervisory Patent Examiner of Art Unit 2800
Oct. 18

Responding to Pre-Examination Notices (Respondiendo a los avisos previos al examen) - In Spanish (En Español)

  • Marivelisse Santiago-Cordero, Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2600 (Supervisor de patentes, TC 2600)
  • Julio Maldonado, Moderator, Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800 (Supervisor de patentes, TC 2800)
Sept. 20

Responding to Pre-Examination Notices

  • Janice Tippett, Management Program Analyst, Office of Patent Application Processing
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
Aug. 16

Global Dossier

  • Jessica Patterson, Director, International Outreach & Administration, Office of International Patent Classification
  • Nelson Yang, Acting Director of International Patent Business Solutions in the Office of International Patent Cooperation
  • Len Tran, Moderator, Supervisory Patent Examiner
July 19

Strategies for Filing Internationally: Including the PCT and the Hague System for Industrial Designs 

  • Layla Lauchman, Special Programs Examiner, Office of International Patent Legal Administration
  • Melissa Koval, Moderator, Supervisory Patent Examiner of Art Unit 2866
June 21

Understanding the Application Data Sheet (ADS)

  • Terry J Day, Legal Administrative Specialist, Office of Patent Legal Administration
  • Janice Tippett, Management Program Analyst, Office of Patent Application Processing
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
May 17

Prior Art and Its use in Determining Patentability

  • Fenn Mathew
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3700
  • Robert Hodge, Moderator
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600
April 19

Understanding the ADS

  • Janice Tippett
    Management Program Analyst, Office of Patent Application Processing
  • Len Tran, Moderator Supervisory Patent Examiner
Mar. 15

Common Mistakes and Support After Filing

  •  Andrew Chriss
     Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2400
  •  Cassandra Downs
     Management/Program Analyst, Office of Stakeholder Outreach and Patents Ombudsman
  •  Zandra Smith, Moderator
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
Feb. 15

Claim Drafting

  •  Jean Witz
     Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 1600
  •  Zandra Smith, Moderator
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
Jan. 18

Overview of the Patent Examination Process

  • Daniel Kolker
    OID Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator and Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 1600
  • Robert Hodge, Moderator
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 3600

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