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Patent Information and related events May 4-6, 2021 (May 4: PATENTSCOPE for experts @11:30am ET; May 5: FSTA@STN 9 AM ET; Prior art rejections in USPTO @4 pm ET(register by 4 pm ET May 4); May 6: USPTO PPAC: AI Initiative (enhanced search) 1:10 pm, patent filings in China – after 1:55 PM ET)

  • 03 May 2021 10:12 PM
    Message # 10438854

    The following patent Information and related events are offered May 4-6, 2021:

    [Please note registration deadline for May 5, 4 pm ET USPTO training is May 4, 2021 at 4 pm ET]

     Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    11:30am – 12:15pm ET | 5:30pm – 6:15pm CET (also May 6, 2021 at 8:30 CET)
    WIPO PATENTSCOPE for experts              Registration (for both days)
    See also:
    A video on demand(32:18)  and copy of slides (91 p.) of previous Nov. 2020 webinar of previous April, 2020 webinar.
    Notes to Nov.12, 2020 PATENTSCOPE for experts webinar  at  Nov.10, 2020 PIUG-PF post.


    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    9:00am – 9:15am ET | 3:00pm – 3:15 pm CET

    STN Coffee Lecture: Meet the Database FSTA  Registration

    FSTA [Food and  Science and Technology Abstracts, see an STN datasheet (Sep.2020, 9p.)] is produced by IFIS [International Food Information Service] Publishing (UK). It uses a detailed FSTA Thesaurus, which a producer (see a short demo). See also an introduction to FSTA Thesaurus 8th Ed. at GoogleBooks. IFIS also authored  Dictionary of food science and technology, Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2005 (413 p.);  2nd ed. 2009 (473 p.), based on FSTA Thesaurus; the first edition of the dictionary is available in the Internet Archive Lending Library.


    May 5, 2021
    4:00 pm – 6:00pm ET | 10:00pm – 12:am CET
    USPTO Patent Prosecution Boot Camp - Module Three [Prior Art Rejections]     Registration (by 4 PM ET 5/4/2021)
    …Recommended reading prior to this course: 35 USC 102; 35 USC 103; MPEP 2120-2129; 2131; 2141-2145; 2150-2159.
    From Feb.6, 2021 presentation by Vivek Koppikar, SPE (sent to attendees):
    What is anticipation? [single prior art reference describes, either expressly or inherently, each and every limitation of a claim.]; Types of evidence that can be employed to make prior art rejections (References, MPEP 2126-2128; Admissions, MPEP 2129; Affidavits and Declarations; Knowledge in the Art,
    MPEP 2144); Otherwise available to the public, 35 USC §102(a)(1); 102(a)(1) types of prior art, MPEP 2152.02(a)-(e); Helsinn memorandum; 35 USC §102(b)(1) exceptions; 102(a)(1) prior art dates before the grace period; 102(a)(2) - U.S. Patent document required, Definition of “effectively filed”, “effectively filed” prior art date; 35 USC §102(b)(2)(a),(b) and (c) prior art exceptions;  Additional novelty considerations, MPEP 2131;
    35 U.S.C. 103 non-obvious subject matter (MPEP 706.2). Graham v. John Deere Inquiries [Test for obviousness, MPEP 2141(II)]: I. Determine the scope and content of the prior art (MPEP 2141.01); What is prior art for the purposes of 35 U.S.C. 103?; Combining references; What to search for; Analogous prior art; Impermissible hindsight; II. Determine the differences between the prior art and the claimed invention (MPEP 2141.02); [what is being claimed as a whole (claim interpretation) and understanding what isbeing disclosed in the reference(s) as a whole, broadest reasonable interpretation in light of the specification, MPEP 2111; III. Resolve the level of ordinary skill in the art, MPEP 2141.03
    See also more detailed recorded CBTs for examiners on prior art rejections.listed in  Jul. 12, 2020 PIUG-PF post


    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee   WebEx link (no registration required)
    1:10 -[1:55 pm] ET | 7:10-[7:55 pm] CET
    Artificial intelligence (AI)…  AI Initiative - three month look-back/look-forward on enhanced search. CPC auto-classification
    Jeremiah Chan.  PPAC AI Subcommittee Chair; Jamie Holcombe. CIO; Rick Seidel, Deputy Commissioner for Patents; Debbie Stephens, Deputy Chief Information Officer; Matt Such,  TC 2800 Director
    See also:
    Holcombe, J., Seidel, R., Stephens, D., Such, M., Stryjewski, W., 2021. Artificial intelligence (AI)/IT updates [Status update on AI for enhanced search, CPC auto-classification]. Presented at Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, Feb.11, 2021 (presentation & video, see Slide 3 [Patent Search, William Stryjewski, 6:25-9:36] & Slide 7 [AI search for patents, Matthew Such, 37:26-38:55)
    See additional information in Aug. 7, 2020 PIUG-PF post (links to background USPTO documents/presentations (2018-2019), and a list of USPTO staff conference presentations on in-house development of patent and trademark search systems utilizing AI algorithms.)
    See also upcoming webinar: AI Innovation at US Patent & Trademark Office, America’s Innovation Agency, Thu. May 20, 2021 @ 11:30 ET

    1:55-2:25 pm ET | 1:55-2:25 pm ET
    Patent filings in China
    Valencia Martin Wallace. Deputy Commissioner, David Gerk, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA)
    See a report:
    Mangelson, M., Wu, E.T.L., Diehl, M., Trademarks and patents in China: The impact of non-market factors on filing trends and IP systems. USPTO. January 2021, 12 p.

    Update 5/4/2021 at 12:03 am Details for USPTO Patent Prosecution Boot Camp - Module Three [Prior Art Rejections] presentation has been added; 5/4/2021 at 1:12 am Additional info has been added to PPAC presentation on  USPTO AI initiatives.

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