Patent Quality Discussion Series – Michigan event

The USPTO is leading a Patent Quality Discussion Series on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9am – 5pm EST at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI in conjunction with Western Michigan University and the State Bar of Michigan IP, Section.  Members of the bar, local patent community and public-at-large are invited to come together and share ideas, experiences and insights on patent quality.  This open forum will provide an opportunity for all to participate in an informal discussion of topics related to patent quality.

Proposed Agenda

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.Status of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI)
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.Clarity of the Record Presentation
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Clarity of the Record Panel Discussion
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Improving Global Patent Prosecution with a Demonstration of Current Tools
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Measuring Patent Quality with Q&A
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.BREAK
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.Enhancing Patent Quality through Remote Examiner Interviews
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.Current Patent Automation Initiatives including a Demonstration of Tools

For inquiries, please contact Kathleen Bragdon at

Building an enhanced patent quality system
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