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Chicago, Illinois


 


Meet with key U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials, including Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Policy Sharon Marsh, at a luncheon roundtable discussion in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lunch: 12:00 pm

Discussion: 12:30 pm–2:30 pm

 

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.

Facilitators

Craig Morris, USPTO 
Luke W. DeMarte, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


Sponsors

International Trademark Association
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Location

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Two Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60601-6701


Driving Directions
Randolph Drive - in front of Prudential Plaza
West on Randolph to Michigan Avenue - turn right (north) to South Water Street - turn right (east) to Stetson - turn right (south) one block to end where you will see signs indicating the garage entrance.

Lake Shore Drive - North or South Bound
Exit at Randolph Street, west to mid-level Columbus Drive - turn right (north) to mid-level Lake Street - turn left (west) one block to end where you will see signs indicating the garage entrance.

Kennedy Expressway - South Bound
Exit Ohio Street and proceed east – turn right (south) to Fairbanks Court (which turns into Columbus as you proceed south) - travel over the Chicago River and about two blocks after crossing the river, turn right (west) to Lower Lake Street for one block - turn left (south) to Lower Stetson Avenue for one block to end where you will see signs on the right indicating the garage entrance labeled “Public Parking, Prudential Plaza.”

Dan Ryan Expressway - Northbound
Exit Congress Street east bound, to Columbus - turn left (north) on to Columbus to Lake Street - turn left (west) on Lake Street one block to end where you will see signs indicating the garage entrance.

Eisenhower Expressway - East Bound
Follow expressway east through Congress Street to Columbus - turn left (north) on Columbus to Lake Street - turn left (west) on Lake one block to end where you will see signs indicating the garage entrance.


Registration Information

The registration fee is US $45 per person/session and includes a buffet meal. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 individuals who register.

Register online or  download the registration form and fax it with payment to +1-212-768-7796.

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 craig.morris@uspto.gov by July 18, 2012.

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