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How USPTO Examiner Type Affects Patents


On June 18th, Baker Botts Partner Dr. Michael Sartori will host a webinar with Gene Quinn from IP and Megan McLoughlin from LexisNexis. There is wide examiner variability at the USPTO, understanding this and how it affects the prosecution process and outcomes is of the utmost importance for patent practitioners.

Discover the impact of the type of examiner by exploring important milestones in the life cycle of a U.S. patent application through historical trends and counter-intuitive results. This webinar will help you to better understand how certain types of examiners at the USPTO allow and examine disproportionately more U.S. patents each year than other types of examiners, resulting in few examiners allowing many patents, and many examiners allowing few patents.

During this webinar we will discuss the following topics:

  • How the type of examiner you are assigned to can dramatically affect your prosecution outcomes
  • PatentAdvisor ETA™ - the ultimate metric for predicting examiner behavior
  • Using objective metrics to measure prosecution performance

This webinar will take place on Thursday, June 18 at 12 pm ET.

To view the recording of the webinar, click here.

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