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 or call 571-272-8033.

For details and registration:

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

  • 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 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.