Friday, January 30, 2009

USPTO to Host Roundtable on Deferred Examination


In response to suggestions from stakeholders in the intellectual property (IP) community that the USPTO adopt some form of a deferred examination procedure, the agency will conduct a public roundtable discussion on the topic on Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the agency’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

The goal of the roundtable is to obtain public input on deferred examination from diverse sources and differing viewpoints. A limited number of representatives will be able to participate in the roundtable discussion to ensure all participants will have a meaningful opportunity to speak. However, anyone who is interested in the topic may attend the event. The public may also access the event via a live webcast.

For more information, click here to see the Federal Register notice or go to WWW.GAPATENTS.COM.

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