by Dennis Crouch
As a member and supporter of the Nationwide Affiliation of Patent Practitioners (NAPP), I’m wanting ahead to the NAPP Annual Assembly and Convention scheduled for July 19-21 in Alexandria, Virginia on the USPTO Headquarters. I invite all these invested in defending mental property rights to attend, particularly of us who’re deep within the day-to-day enterprise of defending patent rights. We now have a outstanding line-up of audio system this yr, together with the USPTO Director, Kathi Vidal.
Delving deeper into the convention agenda, we kick off on July nineteenth with an elective tour of Outdated City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of subjects from the present USPTO Pilot Applications to easy methods to defend your follow from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will provide one other full day of periods masking every little thing from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating range in patent regulation, and finest practices for PTAB appeals. My patent regulation replace is Thursday morning. Lastly, on Friday, July twenty first, we’ll wrap up with in-depth periods on nonce phrases and means plus operate, invention within the company surroundings, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent subjects.
I significantly encourage regulation college students to attend and reap the benefits of the steeply discounted price for college kids and lecturers. It’s value noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities staff comparable to PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Outdated City for many who e-book early.
You probably have not been a part of NAPP, this can be a fantastic alternative to hitch an incredible group for patent practitioners, community with business professionals, and achieve sensible insights into the world of patent regulation. I hope to see you there!
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