The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be co-sponsoring the 25th Annual Conference on USPTO Law and Practice (PTO Day) on March 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
The PTO Day program includes patent general sessions on the following topics:
• Recent Patent Case Law Developments -- How Does It Affect You?
• Section 101 -- What's Left of Life Sciences and Software Patentability, and How to Maximize Success in the New Normal
And breakout sessions on the following topics:
• Tips and Pitfalls for Foreign Applicants
• The PTAB -- Understanding the Odds and How to maximize Them
• Oral Advocacy
In addition, USPTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee will provide a luncheon address. A copy of the program, including an agenda, can be found here.
The registration fee for the conference ranges from $225 (government/academic registration) to $700 (general registration). Those interested in registering can do so here.