Navigating the (NDA) Strip and Reaching for the Stratosphere - This was an informative session highlighting the latest and greatest features on the NDA website and learn how to get the information you need fast. Visit the Career Center and the Chapter Pages. Attendees also learned about the new Resource Library, a central repository of docketing re-sources for NDA members.
Panel Members: Beth Hella, Brian Owens, John Hagel, and Olivia Bane
Welcome Address – welcome remarks were provided by Justice Nancy M. Saitta, Nevada Supreme Court; and Judge Jennie Dorsey, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.
Justice Nancy M. Saitta, Nevada Supreme Court
Judge Jennifer Dorsey, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Keynote – Lance Wilson – Lance Wilson is the District Court Executive for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Attendees enjoyed an interactive session which examined ways to "stay curious rather than getting furious" in our daily jobs.
Thinking About How Lawyers Think: Psychological Insights for Docketing Professionals – Professor Jean Sternlight, UNLV Boyd School of Law. Provided insights into lawyers’ behavior (and our own) and how we can work more effectively together.
Perceptions from the USPTO - John Cabeca Director of the West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office in Silicon Valley, provided an overview of the USPTO’s expansion as a regional presence in the United States, its public outreach services which include workshops, walk-in services and local patent searching, its efforts to enhance patent quality, a review of PTAB status, trademarks and the new Open Data Portal. Director Cabeca’s presentation was thorough and extremely informative.