Patent Quality Roundtable with USPTO and NYIPLA
On July 29, 2015, the Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the NYIPLA and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), hosted the USPTO Patent Quality Overview. Valencia Martin Wallace, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, along with other USPTO Executives provided an overview of the agency’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative. Mark Bloomberg, Esq. (Zuber Lawler & Del Duca) and Robert Rando, Esq. (The Rando Law Firm P.C.) also participated as panelists to provide a litigation perspective. The presentation included: clarifying the prosecution record; sharing insights of internal and external best practices that will result in a clear record; and a demonstration of the agency’s interview collaboration tools. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Additional details are available on the NYIPLA website.