Volume 50, Issue 2
BPLA-USPTO Panel Program Featuring Patent Examiner– Behind the Scenes Look at Patent Prosecution from Both Sides
On March 13, 2019, the Patent Office Practice Committee of the BPLA, in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, presented a panel discussion entitled A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Prosecution from Both Sides. The panelists included USPTO Examiner Zachary Skelding, and BPLA members Liza Hadley, Esq., and David Andreasen, Esq, who offered an animated and engaging discussion. Organized by the chairs of the committee, Nicole Palmer, Esq., Timothy Fisher, Esq. and Jonathan Roses, Esq., the meeting was very well subscribed, and favorably received with well over 40 members of the Boston IP community in attendance. The audience included many of our attorney members, as well as at least one additional examiner and two students. The Association offers it special thanks to Patent Office Commissioner Andrew Hirshfeld, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Robert Oberleitner and Director Timothy Callahan for their immensely valuable assistance in making this event happen.
From left to right: BPLA President Deirdre Sanders of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Committee Chair and moderator Nicole Palmer of Lando & Anastasia, David Andreasen, of Bose Inc., Liza Hadley of Nutter, and Examiner Zachary Skelding of the USPTO.
President Sanders welcomes the panelists in opening remarks.
Examiner Skelding provides a preliminary overview of the patent prosecution process.
The Boston IP community turned out to welcome Examiner Skelding.
2019 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
Table of Contents
Letter from the BPLA President
Members on the Move
List of Officers, Board of Governors and Committees
BPLA-USPTO Panel Program Featuring Patent Examiner– Behind the Scenes Look at Patent Prosecution from Both Sides
BPLA & FCBA Program - From Boston and Beyond
Summer outing announcement
Job listings
Message from the Editor-in-Chief
Does a “Full Moon” Mean Mars too?
Biopharma IPR Trends – 2019 Mid-Year Update
Racketeering Not Just for Mobsters Anymore: Patent Proceedings Too
Community Calendar
The Annual Dinner In Honor of the Federal Judiciary
National IP Bar Associations from UK Bring Roadshow to Boston
2019 Invented Here! Awards Event
2019 Patent prosecution strategies in China
Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners Annual Meeting event
Looking Forward to the 9th Annual Invented Here! 2019 Awards Event
Roundtable on Upcoming Changes in Trademark Practice in Canada
An eye on Europe: Double patenting in the spotlight
Five important changes to the Canadian Patent Act now in effect