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Inventor Info Chat

The OID Inventor Info Chat series is designed to provide inventors with relevant information on topics that assist with applying for a patent. Each Inventor Info Chat webinar includes speaker(s) presenting for approximately 30 minutes with the remaining time for questions and comments.

Inventor Info Chats occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month, are free and open to all. 

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Joining the Webinar

To participate during the webinar, email your questions and/or comments to inventorinfochat@uspto.gov
 

Event Address
 

For more information on OID’s chats please send an email to oidevents@uspto.gov.

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2019 Chat Series

Date Topic Speaker(s)
Thursday,
Sept. 19

11 a.m - noon ET

Invention-Con 2019 recap

 

 

  • Nathanya Ferguson
    Innovation Development Outreach and Program Manager, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Dennis Forbes, 
    Innovation Development Outreach and Program Specialist, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  
  • Len Tran, Moderator, 
    Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
Aug. 15

11 a.m - noon ET

Appealing a Final Rejection to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board: What you need to know

  • Janet Gongola
    Vice Chief Judge for Strategy, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Alyssa Finamore, 
    Administrative Patent Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • James Worth,  
    Lead Administrative Patent Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator, 
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
July 18

11 a.m - noon ET

USPTO Resources (Pro Se Assistance Program, Pro Bono Program, PTRC (Patent Trademark Resource Center)

  • Sara Sass
    Patent Pro Bono Program Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Dennis Forbes, 
    Innovation Development Outreach and Program Specialist, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Rob Berry,  
    Manager of USPTO's Patent Trademark Resources Center (PTRC) program, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Len Tran, Moderator, 
    Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
June 20

11 a.m - noon ET

Understanding Trademark: In Spanish

  • Hellen Bryan-Johnson
    Trademark Managing Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Julio Maldonado, Moderator, 
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
May 16

11 a.m - noon ET

Understanding parts of 35 U.S.C 102 and 103 rejections

  • Aaron Austin
    Patent Training Advisor, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Tara Ho, Moderator, 
    Patent Classifier in OIPC, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
Apr. 18

2 p.m -3 p.m ET

(IN SPANISH) Walk-through for Filing Provisional, Nonprovisional, and Checking Status Using PAIR

  • Nestor Ramirez
    Director TC 2400 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Marivelisse Santiago-Cordero, Moderator, 
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
Mar. 21

11 a.m - Noon ET

Walk-through for Filing Provisional, Nonprovisional, and Checking Status Using PAIR

  • Amy Stevens
    Project Manager Support, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Lisa Tran, 
    Communications Manager, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Vladimir Magloire, Moderator, 
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
Thursday,
Feb. 21

11 a.m - Noon ET

Trademark: Live Demonstration of How to File a Trademark Application

  • Scott Baldwin
    Trademark Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • Zandra Smith, Moderator
    Supervisory Patent Examiner, TC 2800
Thursday,
Jan. 17

11 a.m - Noon ET

MyUSPTO and USPTO.gov accounts

  • Megan Arthur
  • Sean Wilkerson, Moderator
    Innovation Development Outreach & Program Specialist,
    United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

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Previous Events

The Inventor Info Chat series began in 2017. Video recordings and presentation materials from the Inventor Info Chats are posted.

2018 Inventor Info Chat Series

2017 Inventor Info Chat Series

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General Information

To suggest topics for an upcoming Inventor Info Chat, request information on other events and/or general inquiries, please email oidevents@uspto.gov

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