Registration from 17.00 - 17.30
Seminar 17.30 - 18.45
Followed by drinks and networking reception
A working knowledge of the US patent system is essential for virtually every patent attorney working in the UK. In this one hour seminar Jason McCammon (Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, US Patent Attorney) will explain the operation of the patent system in the US, with a focus on the essentials from a UK practitioner’s perspective. Topics will include the types of patents in the U.S. (utility, design, plant), continuation, divisional and continuation-in-part applications, patentable subject matter, the standards of patentability, procedure before the USPTO and the changes brought about under the America Invents Act (AIA). The seminar will be very useful for recently qualified attorneys looking to improve their knowledge of the US system, and experienced practitioners wishing to update their knowledge in light of recent changes.
Jason is a registered patent attorney practicing in the Technology and Intellectual Property group in Stoel Rives LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of patent strategy and client counselling in a wide variety of technological areas, including: medical devices, solar and green power technologies, and mechanical devices.
Jason has extensive experience in both U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution. He works closely with his clients to develop strategies for robust protection of their inventions, from the initial invention disclosure throughout prosecution to issuance of the patent. He focuses on compact prosecution, and in-person and telephonic interviews with examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are integral to his practice.