Patent Quality Forum Series - Baton Rouge LA

Mark your calendars and join us as the Patent Quality Forum Series makes a stop in Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, November 16, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM CT.  This Forum is hosted by senior USPTO executives and includes presentations focused on the latest achievements of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI). Also, hear about patent quality programs that you can participate in today and share your ideas on how we can enhance patent quality in the future.

Agenda Topics

  • Update on Patent Quality
  • Clarity of the Record
  • Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3)
  • Post Grant Outcomes Pilot
  • Measuring Patent Quality
  • Panel Discussion 


Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional USPTO
Greg Vidovich, Associate Commissioner for Patent Quality
Daniel Ryman, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
Andrea Wellington, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

John Pierre, Chancellor, Southern University Law Center
Mark Thurmon, Professor, Southern University Law Center
W. David Kiesel, Founder & Partner, Roy Kiesel Ford Doody & Thurmon, APLC
Russel Primeaux, Partner, Kean Miller LLP

The event is free and open to the public with limited space.  Please register here.  For inquiries about this event, please email

More information on how the USPTO is enhancing quality throughout the patent process is available at EPQI.