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Inventor Info Chat

May 9, 2018 - 12:27pm
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.
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Patent Quality Chat

May 4, 2018 - 11:21am
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.
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2018 PTAB “Boardside Chat” Webinar Series

April 26, 2018 - 1:15pm
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"

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Intellectual property webinars for current SBIR/STTR grantees

April 26, 2018 - 1:02pm
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.

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