Friday, August 17, 2018

Update on USPTO systems status and availability

As you may already know from our previous updates, the USPTO has been performing emergency IT maintenance since Wednesday morning due to an issue with the agency’s PALM database, which affects many of our patent filing and payment systems. This issue stems from an internal systems failure and is not the result of any external causes.
I realize this disruption is inconvenient and frustrating to our customers. With that in mind I am in constant contact with the leadership of Patents and our Patent Trial and Appeal Board about how the systems outage is affecting their customers and the work of our employees.
I am also in constant contact with our acting chief information officer and his team about the around-the-clock work they are doing to restore the full functionality of these systems. At this time it appears that our emergency maintenance will continue into the weekend. Until the issue is resolved we will continue providing updates on the Systems Status and Availability page of our website at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, I want to urge those affected to use the alternative filing and payment methods available to our customers. Given the availability of the alternative methods, we do not plan to extend deadlines. We know you have questions about paper filing fees, and we are examining our options to see how we can address those concerns.
Again, I regret the inconvenience and frustration this has caused to our Patents and PTAB customers, and I want to assure you that we are doing our utmost to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Andrei Iancu
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sign up for virtual training in September -- Clear Obviousness Rejections

Sign up to attend the Sept. 5 virtual training course entitled “Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox. USPTO trainers will lead this course based on recent training delivered to patent examiners.
This course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. The USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Virginia for this course.
Information on upcoming training courses is available on the Virtual Instructor Led Training webpage on the USPTO website.

Inventor Info Chat

On Aug. 16, join USPTO for the next Inventor Info Chat webinar to learn about Global Dossier and how it can benefit you. The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET.
Global Dossier is a set of services aimed at modernizing the patent system and delivering benefits to all stakeholders using a single user interface. At the end of the event, you may send questions to our Global Dossier specialist at inventorinfochat@uspto.gov.
More information, including how to attend, is available on our Inventor Info Webinar event page on the USPTO website.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Patent Quality Chat

USPTO's Patent Quality Chat webinar continues its 2018 series on July 10, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, with “Improving Access to Global Patent Data.”
Imagine free access to patent application information from patent offices around the world through one single, secure portal. Global Dossier, a concept delivered by the IP5 Offices (USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO, and SIPO), provides such access and more. Attend this webinar to learn about all the Global Dossier services, especially the Citation List for robust prior art searching, and to discuss potential new functionalities for Global Dossier in the future. Please send your input and questions to patentquality@uspto.gov before and during the event.
This webinar is designed for all those involved in patent prosecution and prior art searching.
No registration needed to attend. More information, including how to attend, is available on our event page.
The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is part of the USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.

Agent/Attorney three-day course

Sign-up is now open for the Attorney/Agent 3-Day Course on Examination Practice and Procedure at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, Sept. 11-13. 
This training makes use of statutes, rules, and guidelines relevant to practicing before the agency. It is limited to those who have passed the patent bar, with priority given to those who recently passed. The course is led by USPTO trainers and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up here. More information, including a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the Stakeholder Training on Examination and Practice (STEPP) page of the USPTO website.

Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) -- Proper Anticipation Rejections

Sign-up is now open for the Aug. 7, virtual instructor led training (vILT) course “Proper Anticipation Rejections: Reminders from Recent Case Law.” The online program is led by experienced USPTO staff and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees.
This limited capacity course is first come, first served, and selection is required to attend. 
If you are interested in attending, please register using our sign-up form. More information, including a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the vILT page of the USPTO website.

Inventor Info Chat

Join USPTO on July 19 for another Inventor Info Chat webinar, “Considerations and Options for Foreign Filing – Including PCT.” The event is free and online only, from 11 a.m. to noon ET.
During the chat, you will learn about the considerations needed to decide whether to pursue patent protection outside of the United States, filing options, time frames for filing, and common mistakes.
More information, including how to attend, is available on our Inventor Info Chat event page of the USPTO website.

Monday, June 4, 2018

USPTO NATIONAL SUMMER TEACHER INSTITUTE 2018

Applications are now open for the 5th annual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI). SPACE IS LIMITED! APPLY TODAYhttp://1.usa.gov/20U4K8V

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invites you to be one of fifty U.S. teachers selected to participate in this program.

Apply for an opportunity to join us at the University of South Florida on July 29 through August 3, 2018, and explore STEM, innovation, and intellectual property (IP).
 
SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION BY JUNE 8, 2018!

USPTO NATIONAL SUMMER TEACHER INSTITUTE:

-          Equips teachers to inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.
-          Covers practical lesson strategies and student-tested activities based on IP concepts.
-          Highlights USPTO resources on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. 
-          Provides access to a dynamic range of guest speakers, including USPTO experts, inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers from the Science of Innovation project, Maker Education ambassadors, and representatives from other Federal Government agencies and non-profit organizations.
 
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:
-          NSTI is designed for K-12 educators.
-          NSTI combines experiential training tools, practices, and project-based learning models.
-          NSTI helps teachers inspire and motivate student achievement in STEM disciplines, by using IP as both a teaching and learning model.

Instructions and FAQs are available on the NSTI website.

SPACE IS LIMITED! APPLY TODAYhttp://1.usa.gov/20U4K8V

USPTO proposes making electronic filing mandatory for trademark submissions

The USPTO published a proposal to change federal trademark law to mandate electronic filing. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (link is external).

Overview of the proposed changes

The proposed changes would generally require trademark applicants and registrants to:
  1. File trademark applications and documents concerning trademark applications and registrations online using the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).
  2. Provide and maintain an accurate email address for receiving correspondence from the USPTO about a particular application or registration.
Our goal is to have end-to-end electronic processing of applications and registrations, resulting in faster processing times and fewer errors. Paper and fax submissions would no longer be accepted. Email submissions would continue to not be accepted.

Submit comments on the proposed changes

We are accepting comments from the public until July 30, 2018. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (link is external) for instructions on how to submit comments.
Read the public comments on our website or on the Federal eRulemaking Portal (link is external).

Friday, May 25, 2018

Invention-Con 2018

Protect Your Innovations: Learn from the Experts

If you are an inventor or business owner, make sure to register for Invention-Con 2018, coming August 17 – 18. This free two day conference will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA and will run from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

You’ll hear from successful entrepreneurs and inventors about bringing ideas to market. You’ll also get practical advice on:
  •  Navigating intellectual property protection processes.
  •  Strategies to protect your innovations with patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
This year’s theme is From Concept to Commercialization. Don’t miss your chance to learn from public, private, and academic sector specialists how intellectual property rights can benefit you.

Registration is required.  For more information, email oidevents@uspto.gov or call 571-272-8033.


For details and registration: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events/invention-con-2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

eMod Event -- DOCX Filing and Patent Center Update

USPTO invites you to join them for one of our upcoming informational sessions on DOCX Filing and Patent Center Update.  Several members of the eMod (eCommerce Modernization) team will share information about the new structured text features, including the ability to file structured text via EFS-Web and access structured text submissions, structured text Office actions, and XML downloads via Private PAIR. The team will also conduct a demo and answer any questions. Additionally, they will share information about upcoming authentication changes for EFS-Web and PAIR, and provide updates on the new Patent Center tool. Each virtual session will be approximately 1 hour and limited to 60 attendees. To register, please  visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DOCXFilingandPatentCenterUpdate


Dates/Times:
  • 5/22 @ 11 AM ET
  • 5/31 @ 2 PM ET
  • 6/6 @ 11 AM ET
  • 6/14 @ 2 PM ET

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Inventor Info Chat

Join us May 17 from 11 a.m. to noon ET for our Inventor Info Chat webinar “Prior art and its use in determining patentability."
This presentation is for inventors who want to understand what examiners at the USPTO consider to be prior art and how prior art is used in official correspondence to applicants.  
More information, including how to attend, is available on our Inventor Info Chat event page on the USPTO website.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Patent Quality Chat

USPTO's Patent Quality Chat webinar continues on May 8, from noon – 1 p.m. ET, with “Subject Matter Eligibility: Revised Guidance in view of Berkheimer v. HP, Inc.
The USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Bob Bahr will discuss the USPTO’s recently-issued memorandum implementing changes to examination procedure in view of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Berkheimer v. HP, Inc. This judicial decision provides clarification on the subject matter eligibility analysis. Please send your input and questions to patentquality@uspto.gov before and during the event.
This webinar is useful for anyone prosecuting patent applications or with an interest in statutory compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 101.
No registration is necessary to attend. More information, including how to attend, is available on our event page.
The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series

The PTAB is pleased to announce its “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2018.  The purpose of the Boardside Chats is to inform you on best practices before the Board as well as to address your questions regarding specific topics.
Please find below the currently scheduled Chats.   All Chats are free and open to all.  Also, all Chats will include time for attendee questions and comment.
Please join us for this learning opportunity and dialogue with the PTAB!

Scroll down to the end of page for link to "Previous PTAB Boardside Chats"


Intellectual property webinars for current SBIR/STTR grantees

For small businesses currently participating in the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, understanding intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights—is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today’s knowledge economy. This series of seven 90-minute webinars, organized by the USPTO and the U.S. Small Business Administration, has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. They not only cover all aspects of IP protection, but will also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.

For details information and registration, please go to: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/other-ip-organizations-and-agencies/your-intellectual-property

Friday, April 20, 2018

Notice of Trademark system maintenance

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be unavailable due to system maintenance.
When
Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. until 12:01 p.m. ET
What you should do
File all saved forms and e-signature forms by 7:59 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 5. If you don’t file these forms by that time, you will have to start the process again with the new forms. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To find out more about changes we’re making to TEAS and TEASi
Read the release highlights on our TEAS and TEASi Maintenance and Enhancement page.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Trademark Petitions

Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Petitions
ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 
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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a 
proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0061 
(Trademark Petitions).
 
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2018.
 
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0061 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Catherine Cain, Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-8946; 
or by email to Catherine.Cain@uspto.gov with ``0651-0061 comment'' in 
the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also 
available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''
 
For the full announcement please go to:  
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-17/pdf/2018-08021.pdf 

Third-Party Submissions and Protests

Patent and Trademark Office

Third-Party Submissions and Protests 
ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.
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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a 
proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0062 
(Third-Party Submissions and Protests).
 
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2018.
 
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0062 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of 
Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-7728; 
or by email to Raul.Tamayo@upsto.gov with ``0651-0062 comment'' in the 
subject line. Additional information about this collection is also 
available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''
 
For the full accouncement, please go to: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-17/pdf/2018-08022.pdf

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Public Search Facility User ID and Badging”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
Title: Public Search Facility User ID and Badging.
OMB Control Number: 0651-0041.
Forms:
  • PTO-2030
  • PTO-2224
Number of Respondents: 6,250 responses per year.
Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) and 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to complete the information in this collection, depending on the application. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form, and submit the completed request to the USPTO.
Burden Hours: 500 hours.
Cost Burden: $1,501.96.
Needs and Uses:
This collection covers information that individuals submit in applications to establish a USPTO online access account. This application allows users to obtain, renew, or replace online access account cards which provide access to the electronic search system at the Public Search Facility. The public may apply for an online access account only at the Public Search Facility reference desk by providing the completed application (including contact information) and proper identification. The access account cards include a bar-coded user number and an expiration date. Users may renew their account card in person by validating and updating the required information and may obtain a replacement for a lost account card by providing proper identification. Users who wish to register for the voluntary training courses may do so by completing the appropriate form.
This collection also covers information in applications to establish, renew, or replace security identification badges issued under the authority provided in 41 CFR part 102-81 to members of the public who wish to access the Public Search Facility. Users may apply for a security badge in person at the USPTO Security Office by providing the completed application (including applicant and contact information) and presenting a valid form of identification with photograph. The security badges include a color photograph of the user and must be worn always while at the USPTO facilities.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through reginfor.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
Further information can be obtained by:
  • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include “0651-0041 copy request” in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Information Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before May 17, 2018 to Nicholas A. Fraser. OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.
Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-08019 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-16-P

To see the official electronic format:

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposals for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
Title: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form.
OMB Control Number: 0651-0045.
Form Number(s):
  • PTO-2042
Type of Request: Regular.Start Printed Page 16834
Number of Respondents: 3,825 responses per year.
Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to read the instructions and subscriber agreement, gather the necessary information, prepare the Certificate Action Form, and submit the completed request.
Needs and Uses:
This information collection covers the Certificate Action Form (PTO-2042), which is used by the public to request a new digital certificate, revoke a current certificate, or recover a lost or corrupted certificate. Customers may also change the name listed on the certificate or associate the certificate with one or more Customer Numbers. A Customer Number allows an applicant to associate all correspondence and USPTO actions regarding multiple patent applications to a single address and name. The Certificate Action Form must include a notarized signature in order to verify the identity of the application. The Certificate Action Form has an accompanying subscriber agreement to ensure that customers understand their obligations regarding the use of the digital certificates and cryptographic software. When generating a new certificate, customers also register to receive a set of seven codes that will enable customers to recover a lost certificate online without having to contact USPTO support staff.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, this request will be publicly available in electronic format through www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
Further information can be obtained by:
  • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include “0651-0045 copy request” in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before May 17, 2018 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5197, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.
Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-08020 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-16-P


To see the official electronic format:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-17/pdf/2018-08020.pdf

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Inventor Info Chat

Join the USPTO on April 19 from 11 a.m. - noon ET for its Inventor Info Chat webinar “Understanding the ADS (Application Data Sheet): Little Things Make a Big Difference."
Learn how to effectively file your patent application. We will cover how to properly use and correct an ADS.
More information, including how to attend, is available on our Inventor Info Chat event page.

Monday, April 16, 2018

"Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Please join us in celebrating World Intellectual Property (IP) Day on Monday, April 23rd.  This year’s theme is Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity which celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future.​  Dallas’ celebration of World IP Day will feature opening remarks by Hope Shimabuku, USPTO Texas Regional Office Director, followed by a panel discussion including female inventors.  A complimentary film screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story will follow at the conclusion of the panel discussion.
 
Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM 
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars 
1005 South Lamar, Dallas, TX 
This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in attending.  Please REGISTER at dallasworldipday.eventbrite.com.

Friday, April 6, 2018

USPTO Webinar: Understanding Utility Model Patents in China

The utility model patent (UMP) is a category of patent granted in China. It is meant to protect incremental inventions, demands a comparatively lower level of inventive step than those of invention patents, and generally takes less time from filing to grant. Compared to many foreign companies, however, U.S. companies do not often file UMPs in China.
For this two-hour webinar, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Office of Policy and International Affairs has brought together a group of five experienced private practitioners and in-house counsel to offer their expertise and practical insights on UMPs and how U.S. companies can best utilize them when doing business in China.

To VIEW THE AGENDA, please follow here.

To REGISTER, please visit the event page here.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Inventor Info Chat

Join the next USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar, “Understanding the Application Data Sheet (ADS): Little Things Make a Big Difference” on April 19, 11 a.m. to noon ET.
The chat will present tips for effectively filing your patent application as we focus on how to properly use and correct an ADS.
The Office of Innovation Development (OID) presents the Inventor Info Chat webinar series. OID fosters invention and entrepreneurship by providing full access to the U.S. intellectual property system.
More information, including how to attend, is available on our InventorInfo Chat event page.

April 25, 2018 -- 12th Annual USPTO Design Day at the Texas Regional Office

Join the Texas Regional Office (TXRO) of the USPTO to spend the day with USPTO Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country on April 25, 2018.

There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you register by April 6, 2018 at 6pm.


Topics included:
  • Update from the Director of Technology Center 2900
  • USPTO Developments including updates on Hague, ID5, and Design Law Treaty initiatives
  • Report from Japan Patent Office on its Study of Industrial Design Competitiveness and Design
  • Return of the popular Patent Prosecution Best Practices Panel where experienced practitioners and USPTO examiners discuss recent examination and prosecution trends
  • Presentations from major corporations on strategic protection and enforcement of designs, including Microsoft Corporation, Sugarfina, Inc., and more!
  • Panel discussion about the challenges of enforcement of design rights on the Internet
  • Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year, from the Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB
No CLE credit is offered for this event.
 
8:00 am -- 4:00 pm CT: Meeting Webcast begins
11:00 am -- 12:15 pm CT: Lunch (BYOB or offsite; meals will not be provided by the TXRO) The Texas Regional Office will not be serving continental breakfast. 

Tours of the regional office will be provided.

To register for this event, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-uspto-design-day-at-the-texas-regional-office-tickets-44842943451

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Patent Quality Chat

Our Patent Quality Chat webinar continues its 2018 series on April 10, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, with “Strengthening your IP internationally using the expanded Collaborative Search Pilot.”
Officials from USPTO’s International Work Sharing Planning and Implementation Division of the Office of International Patent Cooperation will be discussing our expanded Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP). CSP provides those cross-filing their patent applications internationally with search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. During this chat, you will learn how to leverage CSP to strengthen your intellectual property internationally. 
This webinar is of interest to all those filing patent applications internationally, particularly with the Japan and Korea offices.
No registration is necessary to attend; the link to join is available on our event page.
The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous effort to improve patent quality