Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


2016 IPOEF Patent Summit

IPO Education Foundation’s
Patent Bar & Office Dialog Summit

JW Marriott Hotel
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Registration Fee: $700
Government/Academic Rate $225

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Washington, DC Program
The Patent Summit brings together experts from the USPTO and the private bar to discuss current developments.  Panelists will discuss issues related to Subject Matter Eligibility, Patent Quality, PTAB/IPR, and Written Description. More than 100 employees from the USPTO will attend the conference.  Private bar and patent examiners will have an opportunity to collaborate on difficult topics such as Improving Stakeholder and Examiner Interactions, Clarity of Record, and Service Confidence during the luncheon.   The conference will wrap up with a networking reception.

– Webcasting –
For questions about webcasting, contact the IPO office at


Opening remarks by: Deputy Director Russell Slifer, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

– Thank You to Our Sponsors –

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For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Clara Stanfield.

– Women in IP Networking Reception –
Monday, March 14, 2016

IPO’s Women in IP Committee will be hosting a Networking Reception in the Senate Room at the JW Marriott Hotel from 6pm-8pm ET one day prior to the Patent Bar & Office Dialog Summit.

Guest Speaker


Sarah Harris
General Counsel, USPTO

Sponsored by

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– Room Block –
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

– CLE Credit –
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is being requested in every state in which attendees are licensed to practice that has a mandatory CLE requirement. The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state. IPO’s Hardship Policy is available upon request. IPO expects most states will award 5 credit hours. For CLE inquiries, contact Susan Lusk.

– Cancellation Policy –
Cancellations received by February 24, 2016 will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after February 24, 2016. This deadline for cancellation applies to all registrants. Course materials will be available to those unable to attend, but who cancel on or after February 24. IPO Education Foundation regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may substitute upon written request. Please note that fees are not transferable to another IPO or IPO Education Foundation meeting. Name badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited. IPO reserves the right to cancel this event without liability, and the total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. Any fees associated with cancellation of travel or housing reservations is the exclusive responsibility of conference attendees.

– Contact Us –
For general inquiries, contact or call (202) 507-4500.