Schedule Overview

Thursday, October 1

*All times are listed in Central time zone.

10:30–11:40 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Session: Recruiting and Onboarding IP Talent in the Wake of the Pandemic 
11:50–12:55 p.m.  
Part 1: Overview of the USPTO Patent Center and DOCX filing
Part 2: Legislative Update
1:05–1:35 p.m. Networking Lunch and Bingo
1:45–2:50 p.m.  Leading a Virtual Team in an IP Practice
3:00–4 p.m.Idea Exchange and Closing

The schedule is subject to change.

Here are some highlights of this year’s Intellectual Property Virtual Conference:

  • We will explore the ability to digitally collaborate and leverage technology in the new normal, as well as how to manage this successfully in an IP practice.
  • An HR expert will describe tips and tools that will enable us to make better decisions about the operation of our IP business.
  • USPTO experts will discuss updates that may affect how we manage our IP practices, and they will provide an update on the new Patent Center.
  • Back by popular demand, the Idea Exchange will offer an opportunity to learn and engage with other attendees.