Patent Quality Forum Series - Kansas City MO

Mark your calendars and join us as the Patent Quality Forum Series makes a stop in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, November 14, from 6:00 - 9:00 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 


Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO
Martin Rater, Acting Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance
James Dwyer, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
Kathleen Bragdon, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

Crissa Cook, Partner, Hovey Williams LLP
Christopher Holman, Professor of Law, University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Law

The event is free and open to the public with limited space.  Please register by emailing all contact information for attendees.  For inquiries about this event, please email

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