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COVID Program Extended: The USPTO published a notice in the Federal Register that its COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program has been extended. Requests that are compliant with the program’s requirements and filed on or before March 31, 2022, will be accepted.

Trademark Basics Boot Camp: Modules in this free, eight-part virtual series continue with Module 5 on February 8, with subsequent modules every Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Users can attend any or all specific modules that meet their needs.

  • February 8, Module 5: The focus is on the Trademark Electronic Application System, the required system for making trademark submissions to the USPTO.
  • February 15, Module 6: How to respond to office actions.
  • February 22, Module 7: Keeping your registration alive.

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Path to a Patent, Part V: If you are an inventor preparing to file a patent application, join experts who will discuss the parts of the claim, show examples of claim illustrations from issued U.S. patents, and help participants develop a better appreciation of how a patent examiner views a claim. To maximize this February 17 virtual workshop, you should have an intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system and of patents specifically.

The workshop will originate from each of the USPTO’s five regional offices at the following times: Silicon Valley, 11 a.m. PT; Rocky Mountain, noon MT; Texas, 1 p.m. CT; Midwest, 2 p.m. ET; Eastern, 2 p.m. ET.

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