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Guest Lecturers Needed for USPTO Patent Examiner Technical Training Program

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 by Jules VanSant.

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In accordance with a White House executive action call to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation, the USPTO is expanding its Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP). The USPTO is requesting voluntary assistance from technologists, scientists, engineers, and other experts from industry and academia to participate as guest lecturers and provide technical training and expertise to patent examiners regarding the state of the art.

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On May 31st, USPTO is hosting a technology fair in the areas of semiconductors/memories, optics, circuits, and printing/measuring/testing. We’re requesting voluntary assistance from technologists, scientists, engineers, and other experts from industry and academia to participate in-person at our Alexandria, VA, headquarters or virtually as guest lecturers to provide technical training and expertise.

Guest lecturers will have relevant, historic and current technical knowledge, including industry practices/standards in technological areas of interest. Guest lecturers must also have relevant technical knowledge, as well as familiarity with prior art and industry practices/standards in areas of technologies where such lectures would be beneficial.

Guest lecturers have the option of presenting a lecture in-person or virtually from their own location. In-person presentations can be made at our Alexandria, Virginia headquarters.

If Interested Contact:

Melissa C. Davis

United States Patent and Trademark Office

571.272.2776

melissa.davis@uspto.gov