When to use Track I (Prioritized Examination)

This is a recoding of a webinar that took place on October 4, 2011.

When to use Track I (Prioritized Examination)

Now that the patent reform bill (the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act) has been enacted, the Track-I program for fast examination of US patent applications is available to patent applicants. Commencing Monday, September 26, 2011, applicants are able to make a one-time payment of several thousand dollars, in return for which USPTO will push your patent application to the front of the line for examination. You can see USPTO's Federal Register notice of September 23, 2011 announcing the launch of Track I.

Clients will ask you about Track I. You need to be able to answer your clients' questions:

  • What exactly is Track I?
  • What the the advantages of using Track I?
  • What are the top ten reasons why you should not use Track I?
  • How does PCT-PPH compare with Track I as a way to get patent applications examined quickly?

Who should watch this recording?

  • Patent attorneys and agents admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • Paralegals, administrative assistants, and legal secretaries in US patent firms
  • Corporate patent applicants (located in the US or anywhere in the world) that do foreign patent filings
  • Patent practitioners anywhere in the world who do foreign patent filings

The faculty

Your professor is Carl Oppedahl, a partner in OPLF. Carl previously served as the chair of the AIPLA PCT Issues Committee and is now a member of the Board of Directors of AIPLA. He has spent more than twenty years writing and prosecuting patent applications for clients. He serves as an adjunct professor at University of Denver law school, teaching Advanced Patent Law.

Here's what some attendees had to say about a previous webinar from OPLF taught by Professor Oppedahl:

  • "Well presented and answered questions from attendees." -- N.M., Omaha, NE
  • "Excellent." -- P.S., Milpitas, CA
  • "Great." -- R.O., Broomfield, CO

 

Format?  This program is a Windows Media Audio/Visual (WMV) recording, 1 hour 9 minutes in duration.  You will download a zip file containing the WMV file (75GB) the presentation slides (PDF, seventy-nine pages) which include a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for use in applying for CLE credit.


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When to use Track I (Prioritized Examination)
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