Patent Search Committee
This Committee will examine topics, and be a resource for information related to patent searching. It will define and publish different category guidelines related to patent searching (e.g., patentability, validity, infringement, right to practice), analyze techniques and sources for doing such searches, and outline best practices related to patent searching. The Committee will provide feedback on major patent offices’ initiatives related to public availability of patent data as well as new patent examination search methodologies. It will examine search-related matters, in cooperation with other IPO committees when appropriate. In addition, the Committee will review the availability of search-related information from patent information suppliers and foreign countries to foster dialog about subjects related to patent searching. The Committee will propose ways, through published documents, to educate IPO members about subjects related to patent searching.
|Chair: ||Stephen Sampson, Caterpillar Inc.|
|Vice Chair: ||Ford Khorsandian, Technology & Patent Research International, Inc.|
|Secretary: ||Mark A. Harper, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP|
|Board Liaison: ||Elizabeth A. Lester, Equifax Inc.|
|Staff Liaison: ||Colleen Wellington-Caban, Intellectual Property Owners Association|
| ||Daniel Aleksynas|
| ||The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC|
| ||Anup Suresh|
| ||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
| ||Swatika Taneja|
| ||Kashish Intellectual Property Group|
|Non-Voting Member:||Jason Rockman, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC|
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