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 trying 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. Now we have 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Delving deeper into the convention agenda, we kick off on July nineteenth with an non-obligatory tour of Outdated City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of matters from the present USPTO Pilot Packages to the way to shield your follow from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will supply one other full day of periods overlaying every thing 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 periods on nonce phrases and means plus perform, invention within the company surroundings, 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 charge for college students and teachers. It’s price noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities staff corresponding to PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Outdated City for many who e-book early.

You probably have not been a part of NAPP, this can be a fantastic alternative to affix an excellent 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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