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Patent and Trademark Office

Patent and Trademark Office

The Patent and Trademark Office Committee studies decisions of the Federal Circuit related to decisions of the PTO, makes recommendations to the Board on issues that need to be addressed, and assists in developing programs for regional and national meetings. The Committee encourages law students interested in IP practice. The Committee seeks to educate law students and others on issues of PTO practice, including impact of Federal Circuit decisions on such practice. It will also coordinate activities with the Patent Litigation Committee in matters which will be of mutual interest.



Committee Chairs

Molly Silfen
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Committee Vice-Chairs

Hugham Chan
Kobre & Kim

Andrew Mason
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

Melissa Patterson
United States Department of Justice


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