September 22, 2023

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 have now a outstanding line-up of audio system this 12 months, together with the USPTO Director, Kathi Vidal.

Delving deeper into the convention agenda, we kick off on July nineteenth with an optionally available tour of Outdated City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of subjects from the present USPTO Pilot Applications to easy methods to defend your observe from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will supply one other full day of classes protecting all the pieces from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating variety in patent legislation, and greatest practices for PTAB appeals.  My patent legislation replace is Thursday morning.  Lastly, on Friday, July twenty first, we’ll wrap up with in-depth classes on nonce phrases and means plus perform, invention within the company setting, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent subjects.

I significantly encourage legislation college students to attend and benefit from the steeply discounted price for college students and lecturers. It’s price noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities workers resembling PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Outdated City for individuals who ebook early.

When you have not been a part of NAPP, this can be a fantastic alternative to hitch an awesome group for patent practitioners, community with business professionals, and achieve sensible insights into the world of patent legislation. I hope to see you there!

For extra info and registration, click on here.