NAPP eNews™/November/ 2022


NAPP President's Message

This week as we prepare to join together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment, on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of NAPP, to thank each of you for being a part of our association. Your passion and dedication to the IP community, and to our professional organization is promoting NAPP at the highest levels of competence and professionalism in practice.

Wishing you a festive day of love and laughter with your family, and friends as you enjoy the best of the meal, and best of the moments with them. To all who are traveling, safe journeys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Christopher M. Turoski
President, National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)

Please Note – NAPP Office Holiday Schedule

The NAPP Office will be closed on Friday, November 25, 2022 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.


The Colorado local meetup host monthly meetings mostly every 3rd Wednesday at 7PM MT. To check the date and topic of the December meeting, please check the NAPP Events Calendar at

Meeting Details:
US) +1 929-260-4438
PIN: 135024863#


Have you signed into the NAPP Forum lately? Checkout the current hot topics:

The Forum is a great online resource and includes a very interactive member community. This is a member benefit and requires different login credentials than your NAPP member information. Please contact the NAPP office at [email protected] if you are having trouble accessing the site.


COMING SOON…Patent Bots Prep & Pros Pro tool…FREE*…FOR NAPP MEMBERS!

Through collaboration with Patent Bots LLC, most* of our members will be entitled, as included within their current membership fee, to a subscription to the Patent Bots Prep & Pros Pro tool (see link here to check it, and related products, out:  The subscription starts December 1, 2022 and will last at least one year.  Most* of our members will have access, and to do so you will need to create a Patent Bots account using the same email address as your NAPP membership, and then a password unique to your Patent Bots account.

Training:  Initial training will be provided by Patent Bots in a Zoom session.  This session will also be recorded and made available to our members for use anytime.  Patent Bots also provides training videos on its Vimeo page that is accessible to all its subscribers, including NAPP members. On-going training and support will be provided via the NAPP forum, for technical support relating to creating Patent Bots accounts, logging in, resetting passwords, installing the Microsoft Word add-in, use of Patent Bots products, etc.  When NAPP members are not able to obtain needed assistance from the forum, information will be provided to contact Patent Bots directly for that assistance.

* WHEN NOT FREE:  While the subscription here is free for most of our members, there is one limitation. If you are a NAPP member who wishes to subscribe to another Patent Bots product in addition to Prep & Pros Pro, you cannot be included in this subscription offer. Rather, you and will need to obtain your own Patent Bots subscription at Patent Bots’ regular prices.  For example, a NAPP member who is a solo practitioner and subscribes to both Prep & Pros Pro and Examiner Statistics, will need to purchase those subscriptions directly from Patent Bots at the current regular price of $55.10/month.

Next Steps:  We are excited about this partnership with Patent Bots and making this offer available to our members. Each member can take advantage of it, or not, as they see fit. If you know you definitely want to take advantage of this offer, or to learn more, please email NAPP at [email protected], and let us know. We will be sure to get you on our list for future communications about to this offer.  Also, watch for more information in upcoming NAPP Newsletters!   



Did you miss the free NAPP webinar on “Examiner Interviews - Dos and Don'ts" presented by Michael Maicher on November 15th? To view the webinar recording visit the NAPP website (, Go to the Events Menu and Select Webinar Series, or click here (NAPP Member login required). If you are interested in hearing or presenting on a specific topic, please contact Anne Fahrni or Karen Miles ([email protected]).