Patent Quality forum at NC Bar Center on January 25, 2017

The North Carolina Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
Patent Law Subcommittee
is honored to host:


United States Patent and Trademark Office
2017 Patent Quality Discussion Series

Live | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 |10:00am – 1:00pm | North Carolina Bar Association Bar Center| Cary, NC
Free of Charge
Parking will be available
Lunch available for all registered participants.

To register, please RSVP to
Guest Speakers Include:

· Senior Advisors to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

· Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO

· Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, USPTO

Preliminary Schedule includes:
10am-12 noon
· Highlights from USPTO Quality Programs (20 min w/questions)
· Post Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) as an After Final Option – looking towards 2.0 version (20 min w/questions)
· Clarity of the Record and (40 min w/questions)
· Recent §101 Case Studies (40 min w/questions)
12 noon – 1:00pm

· Lunch and collaborative §101 discussion

In response to seven executive actions issued by President Obama on June 4, 2013, to refine and create greater transparency in the patent process the USPTO has started a number of campaigns to educate and discuss with the national body of Intellectual Property attorneys, in order to facilitate greater comprehension and quality in executing patent prosecutions and other interactions with the patent office.