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 have now 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 elective tour of Previous City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of matters from the present USPTO Pilot Packages to how you can shield your follow from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will provide one other full day of classes masking all the things from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating variety in patent regulation, and greatest practices for PTAB appeals.  My patent regulation replace is Thursday morning.  Lastly, on Friday, July twenty first, we’ll wrap up with in-depth classes on nonce phrases and means plus operate, invention within the company atmosphere, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent matters.

I notably encourage regulation college students to attend and make the most of the steeply discounted charge for college students and lecturers. It’s value noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities workers similar 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.

In case you have not been a part of NAPP, it is a fantastic alternative to affix an important group for patent practitioners, community with business professionals, and achieve sensible insights into the world of patent regulation. I hope to see you there!

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