June 10, 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 people who’re deep within the day-to-day enterprise of defending patent rights. We have now a exceptional 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 non-obligatory tour of Previous City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of subjects from the present USPTO Pilot Packages to defend your apply from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will provide one other full day of periods masking every thing from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating range in patent legislation, and finest practices for PTAB appeals.  My patent legislation 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 legislation college students to attend and make the most of the steeply discounted fee for college kids and teachers. It’s value 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 Previous City for many who e-book early.

In case you have not been a part of NAPP, it is a great alternative to affix an awesome group for patent practitioners, community with trade professionals, and achieve sensible insights into the world of patent legislation. I hope to see you there!

For extra data and registration, click on here.