Town Hall Meeting on Patent Claims and Continuation Practice

Posted by J Matthew Buchanan at April 20, 2006 08:21 AM

Town Hall Meeting on Patent Claims and Continuation Practice
Alexandria, VA - April 25

A town hall meeting on the proposed rule changes for claims and continuations will be held April 25 in Alexandria, Virginia. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the event at the Madison auditorium at the USPTO, (600 Dulaney Street, Alexandria, Va). The meeting will be held from 2pm – 4pm.

Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Jay Lucas, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy and James Toupin, the agency’s General Counsel, will provide a brief overview of the challenges the USPTO faces and the reasons why the proposed new rules are necessary. A panel of individuals with varying interests in the U.S. patent system has been invited to offer their views on the proposed rule changes. To stimulate the discussion, panel members also will answer questions posed by a USPTO moderator. A question and answer session will follow immediately after the panel presentation and then John Doll, Commissioner for Patents, will give closing remarks.

Registration is free and CLE credit may be available.

The town hall meetings are for patent attorneys, patent agents, independent inventors and members of the small business community, or anyone else interested in patent examination.

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