Every patent practitioner knows that some examiners allow more patents than others, and some examiners work faster than others. It can be frustrating for practitioners and clients alike when a patent application must be filed in an Art Unit where there is traditionally a low allowance rate, or where obtaining an allowance can take years longer than the average. These extra costs incurred, both in terms of practitioner fees, USPTO fees and lost opportunity costs can and do add up to create significant overall costs when an applicant cannot get past NO.
In December 2018, Todd Dickinson joined us to discuss the reasons for examiner variability. In that webinar we briefly discussed some of the mechanisms one can use to speed up an application at the USPTO. CLICK HERE to access this earlier free webinar.
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 12pm EST, we will pick up the discussion where we left off and focus on the mechanics how one can use available tools at the USPTO to speed up decision-making and Allowances.
Joining Gene Quinn will be Steve Kunin, a partner with Maier & Maier, and former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the USPTO, and Megan McLoughlin, a patent attorney with LexisNexis IP.
In this webinar we will discuss:
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