Patent Quality Chat – SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT – Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility

A monthly, patent quality webinar series

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Speaker for June 21, 2016:

Robert W. Bahr,
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality is pleased to announce this SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT in the Patent Quality Chat 2016 webinar series on Tuesday, June 21 from noon to 1 pm ET on Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility. Our speaker, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Robert Bahr, will discuss (a) the recent memorandum to examiners on best practices in formulating a subject matter eligibility rejection and evaluating the applicant’s response and (b) how examiners are being trained.  Complete May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update materials are available online.  We look forward to hearing your feedback about our subject matter eligibility guidance and training.

Patent Quality Chat is a monthly, lunchtime webinar series designed to provide information on patent quality topics and gather your input. Webinar participants are encouraged to join the discussion during the event by emailing Always on the second Tuesday of each month, set a recurring meeting on your calendar to join us!

Each Patent Quality Chat webinar includes a speaker(s) presentation (approximately 20-30 minutes) and time for questions and comments from the virtual audience. All Patent Quality Chats are free and open to all; no registration is required, No CLE credit will be available through the USPTO. Video recordings and any presentation materials from the Patent Quality Chats are posted on our Patent Quality Chat web page after an event has concluded. An archive of events from 2015 can be found here.

Webinar access information for the event is available in the Event Summary section of this page.

This is a SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT in the 2016 series – see our Patent Quality Chat web page for inquiries, for the 2016 schedule, and to suggest future topics.  The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is part of the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative.