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Patent Quality Chat

July 5, 2018 - 11:32am
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.
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Agent/Attorney three-day course

July 5, 2018 - 11:09am
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.
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Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) -- Proper Anticipation Rejections

July 5, 2018 - 11:06am
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.
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Inventor Info Chat

July 5, 2018 - 10:59am
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.
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