Software Partnership Meeting October 21st

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that the Software Partnership has joined with Partnering in Patents for the next meeting on October 21, 2015 at the main USPTO campus in Alexandria, VA  (register). The meeting is an all-day event including a morning interactive focus session and an afternoon lecture program/discussion session. The morning focus session will be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and will feature an interactive group discussion on tools for quality enhancements. The afternoon program will run from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm with discussion topics including USPTO initiatives, functional claiming, 35 U.S.C. § 101 and patent quality.

The afternoon session will be available via WebEx. The program is free, those seeking CLE will need to pay an administrative fee.

Given that 101 and functional claiming have become moving targets of late, the afternoon session is especially appealing for all practitioners.