September 21, 2023


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Unpacking the NAPP 2023 Annual Assembly & Convention

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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’ve 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Delving deeper into the convention agenda, we kick off on July nineteenth with an non-obligatory tour of Outdated City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of matters from the present USPTO Pilot Packages to the way to shield your apply from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will provide one other full day of classes overlaying all the pieces from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating variety 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 classes on nonce phrases and means plus operate, invention within the company setting, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent matters.

I significantly encourage legislation college students to attend and make the most of the steeply discounted fee for college students and lecturers. It’s value noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities staff equivalent to PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Outdated City for many who guide early.

You probably have not been a part of NAPP, it is a fantastic alternative to affix an ideal group for patent practitioners, community with business professionals, and achieve sensible insights into the world of patent legislation. I hope to see you there!

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