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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

NAPP Annual Meeting & Conference


Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor? Please go to AMC San Jose Exhibitor site.

San Jose, CA

All sessions will take place in Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Silicon Valley USPTO 
26 S 4th St
San Jose, CA 95112 | Get Directions

Phone: (408) 918-9900

July 27, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Conference begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 27
Conference ends at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 29

Speakers:

Lisa Adelson 

Crowell & Moring

 

Michael Borella Ph.D. 

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

John Cabeca 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mike Caldwell 

Anaqua

Tawen Chang 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Priya Cloutier 

Cloutier Ortega

 David Dickerson 

 Patent Attorney

Takashi Fujita 

Hiraki & Associates

Mavis Gallenson 

Ladas & Parry

Diane Gardner 

Mastermind IP Law

Dr. Bernard Greenspan 

Prometheus

Karl Hanson 

3M

Louis Hoffman 

Hoffman Patent Firm

Michael H. Jacobs

Crowell & Moring LLP

Kenny Ko 

Kenny's IP

Marshall Phelps 

Former Chief of Global Ops IBM & Microsoft

Jonah Probell 

Patent Agent

Kent Richardson 

Richardson Oliver Law Group

Russell Slifer 

Former Director at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bruce Young 

Young's Patent Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda: Register Online Today

Subject to change.

Thursday 

Subject to change. 

DateTime InTime OutFunctionTopicLocation
7/27/2017 8:45AM 5:00PM General Sessions   USPTO
  7:30AM 5:00PM Registration    
  8:00AM 8:45AM Breakfast

Brought to you in part by: 


 
  9:00AM 9:05AM Lisa Adelson Introduction, Goals of Meeting, Agenda for 3 Days, Speakers Today  
  9:05AM 9:45AM John Cabecca 20,000 foot Overview of Current Challenges and USPTO Plans/Programs  
  9:45AM 10:30AM Garth Rademaker

Design Challenges:

Rejections being made, status of 112 guidelines, 171 functionality, Hague

 
  10:30AM 10:45AM Break

Brought to you in part by: 

Murgitroyd

 
  10:45AM 12:15PM

Karen Young – Group Director (Design) – TC 2900

Chau Nguyen –Workgroup Quality Specialist (QAS) – TC 2400

William (Bill) Krynski - Workgroup Quality Specialist (QAS) – TC 1700

Jerrah Edwards – primary patent examiner – TC 3600

Neveen Abel-Jalil – Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) - TC 2100

Panel Examiners.

Panel software and biotech issues, 101, 112, etc.

Helpful tips.

What are the thorny issues today?

What does the PTO want to see from Applicants / practitioners?

 
  12:15PM 1:30PM

Lunch

Guest Speakers

Mike Caldwell, Anaqua

Lunch brought to you in part by: 

Anaqua

 
  1:30PM 3:00PM

Panel:

Adam Pyonin, Administrative Patent Judge at USPTO

J. Charles Boudreau, Administrative Patent Judge at USPTO

Tawen Chang, Administrative Patent Judge at USPTO

Moderator:
Bill Richards

Panel of PTAB Judges.

Both software and biotech issues, 101, 112, etc.

Helpful tips.

What are the thorny issues today?

What does the PTO want to see from Applicants/practitioners?

 
  3:00PM 3:15PM Break

Brought to you in part by:  

Murgitroyd

 
  3:15PM 4:15PM William J. Griffin Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO  
  4:15PM 5:00PM Raul Tamayo (WEBINAR) Pilot Programs Available  
  6:00PM 8:00PM NAPP

NAPP Welcome Reception brought to you in part by:

San Jose Marriott

Friday

Subject to change.

DateTime InTime OutFunctionTopicLocation
7/28/2017 8:45AM 5:00PM General Sessions   USPTO
  7:30AM 5:00PM Registration    
  8:00AM 9:00AM BREAKFAST    
  9:00AM 9:45AM NAPP  Announcements  
  9:45AM 10:45AM Russ Slifer
Uncertainty in Patent Law (Its not done yet)
 
  10:45AM 11:00AM Break

Brought to you in part by: 

 
  11:15AM 12:15PM Karl Hanson Design Challenges: 171 (the opposite of 101!) and 112 Issues  
  12:15PM 1:15PM

Lunch

Guest Speaker

Marshall Phelps

Lunch brought to you in part by: 

 

 
  1:15PM 3:00PM

Dr. Bernard Greenspan

Michael Borella

Addressing 101 Issues

How to Address / Fix 35 U.S.C. §101 Issues

 
  3:00PM 3:15PM Break  

Brought to you in part by: 

 
  3:15PM 4:15PM Mike Jocobs When Things Go Wrong  
  4:15PM 5:00PM Kent Richardson Patent Monetization: Buy, Sell, License, Hold?  
  5:00PM 7:00PM Transition / Break    
  7:00PM 10:00PM NAPP 

NAPP Social Event brought to you in part by the following:

 

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Saturday

Subject to change.

DateTime InTime OutFunctionTopicLocation
7/29/2017 8:45AM 4:30PM General Sessions   USPTO
  7:30AM 4:00PM Registration    
  8:00AM 9:00AM BREAKFAST NAPP Annual Meeting (members)  
  9:00AM 10:30AM

 

Priya Cloutier 

Diane Gardner 

U.S. Case Law Updates

Federal Patent Law Year In Review

Biotech and pharma

 
  10:30AM 10:45AM Break

Brought to you in part by: 

RWS inovia

 
  10:45AM 11:15AM Lisa Adelson U.S. Case Law Updates: Design  
  11:15AM 11:45AM Jonah Probell Patenting for the Small Company  
  11:45AM 1:15PM

LUNCH

Guest Speaker

Bruce Young 

 

 Running Your Own Business

 
  1:15PM 2:45PM

 

Mavis Gallenson

Takashi Fujita

David Dickerson

Kenny Ko

Foreign Practice:

Gallenson - PCT/Int’l | Timing – When Filing Both Us And Pct Applications For A Client’s Invention

Fujita - JP Practice | Outline of Opposition and invalidation trial

Dickerson - EP Practice | EPO equivalents of 35 USC 101  UPC

Ko - CN Practice | Strategies for Patenting Software-based Inventions in China

 
  2:45PM 3:00PM Break

Brought to you in part by: 

RWS inovia

 
  3:00PM 3:45PM Louis Hoffman Privilege and ethical issues related to patent agents: What agents and attorneys need to know.  
  3:45PM 4:30PM

Moderator:
Jeff Wendt

Case Hypo

Software

Biotech

TS

TM

Design

 
  4:30PM 4:45PM Lisa Adelson CLOSING REMARKS  
  5:00PM 6:00PM NAPP  Board Meeting  

 

Conference Fee: Register Online Today

Please Join NAPP as a member prior to event registration for maximum savings.

  Member Price Member Price Nonmember Price Nonmember Price
Full Conference
  • Student
  • Academic
  • Associate
  • Practitioner
  • Student
  • Academic
  • Practitioner
Early (til' - May 26)  $75  $695  $95  $895
Regular (May 27 to Jun 30)  $75  $795  $95  $995
Late (Jul 1 - til')  $75  $895  $95  $1095
         
One Day Pass  NA  $295  NA  $295
         
Thursday Welcome Event (for guest)  $25      
Friday Evening Event (for guest)  $75      

All One Day Conference registrations will include breakfast, lunch and the scheduled social event for the day of attendance.

All Full Conference registrations include breakfast, lunch for all three days, the Thursday Welcome Event and the Friday Evening Event.

*The NAPP board decided to offer a special accommodation (pricing) for those who wish to attend Thursday/Friday but cannot attend Friday night/Saturday for religious reasons. for more details please contact napp@napp.org | (919)230-9635

Hotel Information

Hotel Options

Flight Bookings

The Bay Area has three major airports with airline service (international airports)

Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Contact:

If you require additional assistance or a special accommodation please contact J.J. Meidl napp@napp.org

Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor? Please go to AMC San Jose Exhibitor site.


Cancellation Policy

  • All NAPP fees are non-refundable. If you cancel your registration, it cannot be reinstated for the current year's Annual Meeting and Conference.

Deferrals:

    • You may defer your registration from the current year's Annual Meeting and Conference to the following year's event.
    • The fee to defer a registration is: $75
    • Attendees who have guaranteed entry cannot cancel a second time and become eligible for registration in following year.
 
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