Intellectual Property Owners Association

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IP Chat Channel


Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP is
produced in cooperation with host Pamela Sherrid, former editor of IP Law & Business magazine.
Listen to presentations by experts who will answer your questions immediately!


Registration Fee: $130 per user
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2015 Scheduled Webinars

IP5 Global Dossier: A New Era in Global Patent Prosecution?
Thursday, April 2 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

This spring marks the debut of the IP5 Dossier, an international cooperative effort of the patent offices of the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, and Korea. The Dossier is a new software platform on which the government agencies will share work. Patent applicants are also expected to benefit. They will eventually gain the ability to cross-file, plan, execute, and monitor filings in multiple countries from a single on-line portal, promising a big improvement from the duplication of effort now required to file in multiple countries.

USPTO examiners will have access to the first phase of the IP5 Dossier this spring, with access to external stakeholders following this summer. Our panel includes a USPTO official involved in the development of the Dossier and its roll-out, as well as a well-informed law firm attorney and an in-house counsel who will be in a position to make use of the dossier. They will discuss the implications of the new system for corporations and law firms. They also will discuss the Common Citation Document (CCD), which consolidates the prior art cited by all participating offices for the family members of a patent application.


Don Levin, USPTO
Samson Helfgott, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
John Treangen, Dow Chemical


IP Chat Channel webinars are available on-demand two days after the live webinar. A webinar can be viewed one-time only, either immediately or up to 14 days after payment. Topics are searchable within each of the categories below.

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Pamela Sherrid Former editor of IP Law & Business magazine and a reporter and writer at FortuneForbes and U.S. News & World Report.

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