Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course on Examination Practice and Procedure
January 15, 2019 - January 17, 2019
Agent/ Attorney 3-Day Course on Examination Practice and Procedure
This course is limited to those who have passed the Patent Bar for the purpose of representing applicants before the USPTO. The training makes use of statutes, rules, and guidelines relevant to practicing before the USPTO.
Training focuses on how patent examiners examine patent applications according to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). The training is broken into three separate modules: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Day 1 focuses on the role of an examiner and the steps an examiner takes when reading an application for the first time. Claim interpretation and 35 USC 101 and 112 are emphasized on Day 1. Day 2 uses the information gathered during Day 1 to plan a search, conduct a search, and map prior art to claims using 35 USC 102 and 103. Day 3 focuses on writing of an office action, as well as post-examination options such as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU). Similar to the training of entry level examiners, a sample application will be provided to each trainee and will be the focus of exercises during each module which build upon each other. For a detailed scheduled please view the Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course Schedule. Please note, the content and schedule of this course is subject to change.
January 15-17, 2019 at USPTO Texas Regional Office in Dallas, TX