Patent Prosecution from an Examiner’s Perspective – Interviewing the Examiner and Responding to the Office Action

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Daylight Time
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Join us for a discussion on patent prosecution tips and tricks from an insider’s perspective. A former patent examiner will share his knowledge of the internal rules and motivations behind the actions examiners take when interviewing the applicant and drafting an office action. Use this insider information to conduct effective interviews, plan response strategies, and improve allowance rates.


  • Office action evaluation: How to find and exploit errors and weak spots in rejections 
  • Interview planning: How to draft an effective agenda and achieve leverage without losing examiner goodwill 
  • Response strategy: How to use leverage obtained during the interview to draft winning arguments 
  • Real-life examples of these concepts at work, including high-level explanations with the occasional deep dive


For more information, please contact Iris Jacinto.

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.