Programs and Events
USPTO Roundtable

Meet with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy Sharon Marsh, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure Editor Cheryl Butler, and Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach Craig Morris, at a breakfast roundtable discussion.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Breakfast: 8:30 am
Discussion: 9:00 am–11:00 am

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The roundtable is designed to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Recent developments at the USPTO.
  • Customer suggestions for improvements.
  • End-to-end electronic processing.
  • Practice tips.

Roundtable Co-Host
Carla Vrsansky, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.   

International Trademark Association
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Registration Information
Registrants are invited to send no more than two questions in advance to ensure there is sufficient time to address them during the roundtable. Please send your questions to by Tuesday, September 22, 2015. CLE credits are not offered for roundtables.

Note: This is not a forum to discuss individual cases.

Registration Fee   
The registration fee is US $50 per person/per session and includes a buffet meal. The fee is nonrefundable upon confirmation of this registration by INTA. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute.

All registrations must be made no later than (5) days before the scheduled roundtable. All roundtable registrants must be pre-registered; there will be no onsite registrations. The only acceptable method of payment is by credit card.