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’ve got a exceptional 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 Previous City Alexandria, adopted by expert-led discussions on a broad vary of subjects from the present USPTO Pilot Applications to how you can shield your observe from cyber-attacks. Thursday, July twentieth, will provide one other full day of periods masking every part from responding to prior artwork rejections, to cultivating range in patent legislation, and greatest 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 operate, invention within the company setting, and patent time period adjustment calculation, amongst different nerdy patent subjects.

I significantly encourage legislation college students to attend and benefit from the steeply discounted fee for college kids and lecturers. It’s price noting that attendance is free for the Judiciary and Federal Authorities workers reminiscent of PTAB Judges and Patent Examiners. Organizers have made preparations for discounted lodging on the Embassy Suites Alexandria Previous City for individuals who guide early.

You probably have not been a part of NAPP, this can be a great alternative to hitch an ideal group for patent practitioners, community with business professionals, and acquire sensible insights into the world of patent legislation. I hope to see you there!

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