This November, the USPTO will be holding an event in our own backyard of Durham, North Carolina.
Building on the changes set forth by the America Invents Act (AIA), the USPTO has created several initiatives aimed at reducing the patent backlog and waiting times.
The Patent Quality Discussion Series is part of one such initiative, the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative aimed at building more public trust and confidence in the patent system, in part by making the system understandable and usable by all prospective inventors.
This event is open to the general public in addition to bar members and the local patent community. Attendees of all backgrounds are encouraged to come learn and share their experiences and ideas regarding the patent process.
See the official event page for a detailed schedule.
Patent Quality Discussion Series – Durham
- Where: North Carolina Central University School of Law
- When: Friday, November 6th / 9AM – 5PM
- Who: The general public in addition to patent professionals