National Docketing Association

Day 2 Sessions


Federal Clerks Panel – Moderated by Peter McGowan, Esq. and presented by Liora Anis, this session covered best practices when working with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, common filing mistakes, backend processes, and she also fielded questions from the audience. 


Find Your Perfect IP Docketer - This session, lead by NDA member Kristin Bigelow, expanded on the round robin interview topic to generate an "NDA Approved" Interview Questionnaire to help you hire the best possible candidate for your open IP docketing positions. 


PACER and NextGen, Are you Ready? - Eydie Flores gave an overview and lead a discussion of procedures and best practices related to PACER NextGen, what has changed, and how to prepare and manage accounts. 


The EUTM - Ava Doppelt  discussed the New European Trademark (formerly CTM) changes that took effect on 1 October 2017 and how those changes affect application and renewal fees, scope of the specification of goods & services, and other far-reaching changes to the trademark application process in general in the European Union.  


E-Filing Panel, Part 1
 - JoAnn Buss, Mary Beaudrow, Wendy Edwards, Kristen Gutierrez, Mike Friedman, Esq. and Elaine Screechfield provided the audience an overview and discussion of procedures and best practices related to e-filing in the state and federal court system. 


Robotic Process Automation (Bots) - Jane Daniel discussed how Koch Industries' IP legal groups are utilizing automation software, featuring a few short videos of live bots in action. Key points in the discussion included: the basics of Bots and how they work, how to determine if automation is right for your organization, Koch's successes and lessons learned thus far, and the value of automating processes. The presentation was followed by a Q&A. 


Time Periods in National Patent Applications - In this session Terry Dey discussed time periods in national patent applications,  how to calculate response periods, due dates for certain types of correspondence, as well as the timing for filing U.S. non provisional patent applications. 


E-Filing Panel, Part 2 - JoAnn Buss, Mary Beaudrow, Wendy Edwards, Kristen Gutierrez, Mike Friedman, Esq. and Elaine Screechfield  continued their overview and discussion of procedures and best practices related to e-filing in the state and federal court system . 


How can a Librarian Help with Patents: An Inside Look into the Research - Rebecca "Missy" Murphey discussed the Patent & Trademark Resource Centers and the information these 88 officially-recognized Resource Centers can provide inventors, law firms, patent attorneys and the general public about the patent process, historical data, patent searching and much more.  

 

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