USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Patent Prosecution
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on leveraging interviews with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiners to prosecute patents more efficiently. The panel will provide insight into conducting the interviews and offer strategies for interacting with patent examiners.
- USPTO policy on interviews
- First action interview program
- Why you should conduct interviews
- Understanding USPTO system and adapting the interview to accommodate that system
- Best practices for conducting and concluding examiner interviews
- Presenting amended claims
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What should be included in an interview agenda and what should be avoided?
- How can patent counsel use an examiner interview to the client’s advantage?
- How and when should patent counsel interact with examiners for effective and efficient prosecution?
Adriana L. Burgy
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Ms. Burgy focuses on opinion work, client counseling, patent prosecution and management, and litigation in the... | Read More
Ms. Burgy focuses on opinion work, client counseling, patent prosecution and management, and litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology arts. She counsels her clients on a diverse range of patent issues. She assists clients on single-patent issues as well as complex matters involving multiple patents and applications requiring ongoing advice on patent portfolio strategy and development, with an eye towards litigation. She has assisted clients in the early stages of development through due diligence and patent portfolio analysis.Close
Kenneth E. Horton
Mr. Horton’s practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent opinions, intellectual property... | Read More
Mr. Horton’s practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, IP evaluations and due diligence, as well as technology and IP agreements. Mr. Horton has extensive experience in both pharmaceutical and semiconductor technologies. He is Associate Professor as Westminster College’s Gore School of Business on IP strategy.Close
Stites & Harbison
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Petry has litigated 40-plus infringement actions and prosecuted patents and trademarks... | Read More
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Petry has litigated 40-plus infringement actions and prosecuted patents and trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for international, Fortune 500 and midsized U.S. clients, including many patents of major economic significance. He regularly counsels clients on validity and infringement issues. Mr. Petry has lectured extensively on various patent law topics, including the taxation of intellectual property and is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School.Close