Unpacking the NAPP 2023 Annual Assembly & Convention

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’ve got 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 Applications to find out how to shield your apply from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will supply one other full day of periods overlaying all the things from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating range in patent regulation, and finest practices for PTAB appeals.  My patent regulation 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 setting, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent subjects.

I notably encourage regulation college students to attend and make the most of the steeply discounted price for college students and teachers. It’s value noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities workers corresponding to PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Previous City for many who guide early.

When 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 regulation. I hope to see you there!

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