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Working with the Patent Office after Filing Your Patent

Michael J. Feigin, Esq. was one of the lecturers at the national patent practitioner annual meeting in Alexandria, Virgina in 2014. A video of Mr. Feigin's talk is available below. Better quality audio, especially for download and listening to offline is provided in the second 'video'.



The National Association of Patent Practitioners
Program Details Available
18th Annual Meeting & Conference

Come "Talk Shop" with Colleagues

July 20-22, Alexandria, Virginia

(program subject to change)


"Even with all the advanced technology available to an individual, the most productive tool for generating good ideas remains a circle of humans at a table, talking shop."
Steven Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From),
commenting on research by McGill professor Kevin Dunbar

Take a look at this full, rich program and you'll want to attend from beginning to end...

Saturday Evening July 19 JumpStart
Please join NAPP's Board of Directors for a Relaxed Reception

Sunday July 20 "Nuts & Bolts"
PLUS! extra sessions for the Seasoned Professional
  • Do-It-Yourself Patent Searching, Stan Lewis
  • Patent Application Preparation, David Grossman
  • Arguing Against Combining References,Kip Werking

  • Client Counseling: Setting Realistic Expectations*, Greg Kavounas
  • Roadmap for Drafting a Design Application (It's Different!), Anton Skaugset

Sunday Evening: The Cruise on the Potomac. We will be sailing on the Cherry Blossom, an authentic split sternwheeler and recreation of a 19th century Victorian riverboat. Al Gore hosted a dinner on board the Blossom for the Russian Prime Minister during his term as VP. Guests welcome.**

*Greg's NEW! book on explaining the patent process to clients ($37 value) will be provided to attendees
**Cruise is included in your registration, $50 for a guest

Monday July 21: Practice Update Part 1, "USPTO Day"

Starting with "Our Changing Practice: Decisions from the Federal Court," presented by Priya Cloutier (sponsored by NAPP's Government Affairs Committee) the rest of the day will feature presentations, panels and Q&A with USPTO representatives on topics such as the examination process and patent appeals. (Details available as confirmed)

Monday Evening: Tips and Tales and Lesson Learned - informal gathering around specific topics (topics tbd)

Tuesday July 22: Practice Update Part 2

  • Ethics, William Covey, Deputy General Counsel, Director, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO
  • Best Practices: Minimizing the Risk of Malpractice, Andrew Jones and Larry Hilton, with Diane Gardner (sponsored by NAPP's Membership Committee)
  • On Your Radar: Docketing Systems Reviewed, Bruce Young and David Stein
  • Covering All Bases: PCT Considerations, Mavis Gallenson
  • Game-Changers: Design Patent Case Studies, Lisa Adelson
  • Client Counseling: Licensing, Monetizing and Alternatives to Patents (final topics TBD) Michael Shimokaji, Louis Hoffman, Ron Rohde

Register Here

Comments from last years evaluations

"From a Continuing Education point of view, it is a great bargain!"

"All it takes is a few nuggets of information or insight to pay for the cost of the conference, and I always get that. And, often a casual conversation with a colleague proves its worth. I like to think of it as a room full of mentors willing to help out."

"Great new approach, touched on many points I hadn't considered"

"Vibrant Speakers!"

"Very useful info for Newbies and Seasoned Practitioners"

"Great thought-provoking conversations"

"What a great group of people! I came as a Presenter and left as a Member!"

Important Dates

  • Now through June 15 - Registration is open
  • Late Fee ($100) will be added to registrations not paid in full by June 15
  • June 27 - The special room rate may be available until June 27th but ends when our block is filled. Reserve early so you don't get locked out.
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