Inside the USPTO: Practical Strategies For Optimizing IP

07 October 2009 Boston, MA Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
26th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
Networking and Registration

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Program

USPTO internal operating policies dictate how examiners should address particular issues that arise during the course of their examinations, including the types of claims that are patentable, the types of rejections that should be applied to certain claims, the breadth that is allowable, quality control procedures, and so forth. Responding to external pressures and criticism, the USPTO implements changes to its internal operating policies that will affect every applicant and every application.

Please join us for a Foley Executive Briefing Series program, during which Foley IP Partner Steven G. Davis, Ph.D., and Foley IP Litigation Partner Jon Dudas, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, will discuss the following issues:

  • How the USPTO has responded to criticism of its internal policies
  • How examination has been affected by these changes
  • How applicants can respond effectively
  • How to take these factors into account when developing a cost-effective patent strategy

This interactive program will provide practical, real-world insight into how the USPTO operates as well as how to apply these insights to optimize your IP strategies.

Inside the USPTO: Practical Strategies for Optimizing IP is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series.

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Inside the USPTO: Practical Strategies For Optimizing IP

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
26th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
Networking and Registration

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Program