Programs and Events
INTA-USPTO Roundtables
Seattle, Washington


Meet with key U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials at a breakfast roundtable discussion in Seattle, Washington.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Breakfast: 9:00 am

Discussion: 9:30 am–11:30 am

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.


Craig Morris, USPTO 
Erin S. Hennessy, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP


International Trademark Association
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
701 5th Ave
Suite 6200
Seattle, WA  98104-7043


B&G Reception: (206) 204-6200

Please proceed directly from the 5th Ave Lobby to the elevators that service the 40th floor Sky Lobby. From the 40th floor please proceed past Starbucks to the set of elevators that service floors 57-65. B&G is located on Floor 62.


Parking is available in the Columbia Center Parking Garage. The Entrance is located on the north side of the building (Columbia Street) right after the freight entrance. Please bring your ticket with you to receive parking validation from Reception.

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 by September 24, 2012.

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