Valley Forge, PA | March 2016 – RP CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, will moderate an expert panel at the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s – Patent Bar & Office Dialogue Summit. The event brings together experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and stakeholders to discuss current developments. Panelists will discuss issues related to subject matter eligibility, patent quality, PTAB/IPR and written description. It is scheduled for March 15, 2016 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Spadt’s panel, “The Written Description/Section 112 Discussion” will feature private practice experts, in-house counsel, and an expert from the USPTO, discussing the state of the law for 35 U.S.C. §§ 112(a) and 112(f) in both the chemical and software arts. They will examine the USPTO’s efforts to train examiners and clarify this seemingly straightforward, but nonetheless complex, area of law. Spadt will pose provocative questions to the panel, and also receive questions from audience members. The track is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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