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Getting Past NO at the Patent Office - Using Patent Analytics to Overcome Objections

Thursday, January 17
12pm ET
Gene Quinn
Stephen Kunin
Megan McLoughlin

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

STRATEGY

Strategic use of the Patent Prosecution Highway to quickly get a patent that US examiners will allow

ACCELERATION

Acceleration tactics to get quick treatment by more experienced examiners willing to say YES

STEERING

Drafting tips to steer your application toward greener pastures at the USPTO

About The Hosts

Gene Quinn
President and Founder, IPWatchdog.com
Gene Quinn is the president and founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.the founder of IPWatchdog.com, a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.
Stephen Kunin
Partner, Maier & Maier

Mr. Kunin is a Partner at Maier & Maier PLLC, where he specializes in all areas of patent practice. His expertise includes post-issuance proceedings at the United States Patent Office, opinions of counsel, advising attorneys and our clients on complex patent prosecution matters, patent litigation strategy, and United States Patent Office patent policy, practice and procedure, for which he is highly sought after for expert testimony.

After graduating from Washington University (MO) with a Bachelor’s in Science in Electrical Engineering with honors in 1970, Mr. Kunin embarked on his lengthy career over nearly 35 years at the United States Patent Office. He received his JD in law degree with honors in 1975 from The National Law Center at George Washington University. He held many significant positions with the USPTO, which culminated with ten years of service as the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy from 1994-2004. While at the USPTO, he was a leading voice in forming patent policy, in revising examination guidelines on subject matter eligibility, utility, non-obviousness and written description, and in establishing reissue and reexamination procedures. Mr. Kunin spearheaded revisions to the Rules of Practice and Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, making key changes to chapters on ex parte reexamination, reissue, and inter partes reexamination.

Since leaving the PTO, Mr. Kunin has been a practicing patent attorney for more than 13 years counseling clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the USPTO and routinely serves as an expert witness in patent litigation cases. He is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO, and admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and before the United States Supreme Court. From 2005 through 2017, Mr. Kunin served as the Intellectual Property Program Director at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, while teaching patent and intellectual property law classes as an adjunct professor of law.

Over the course of his illustrious career, Mr. Kunin has received many notable awards, including the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, The Vice President’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award , four Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, and one Bronze Medal from the Department of Commerce, and a Career Achievement Award from the USPTO. He was named one of Intellectual Property Today’s most influential people in IP law, and in May of 2018 he was named one of Managing Intellectual Property’s “IP stars.”

Megan McLoughlin
Product Director, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®
Megan McLoughlin is the product director for PatentAdvisor™, a suite of patent prosecution management tools. Previously, she worked as a patent attorney at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen, & Fish – primarily drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Her technical focus reached into a variety of industries, including medical devices, the food industry, software, printers, and biotech. Megan has a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice, and a J.D. from Harvard Law.

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