Presenter: Gautam Prakash, IP Advisor at the NHLBI and Patent Examiner at the USPTO

Topic: The Process of Patent Application Examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

This seminar/workshop will explain the mechanics of the patent application examination process.  The presenter has experienced the process both as a current USPTO patent examiner and also as a patent attorney previously representing clients before the USPTO.  We will expand upon some of the topics covered in our previous seminars on technology transfer and extend the conversation to how academic institutions can improve their patent application submissions. Finally, we will discuss the situations under which the investigator would have an interview with the USPTO and how best to prepare for such an interview.

*This seminar/workshop will be offered on consecutive nights from 4:30-7:30PM, alternating locations between Harvard Medical School on February 2nd (DAY 1) and Northeastern University on February 3rd (DAY 2). The two events will be identical, so although we would never discourage you from attending both, one time will suffice for most - spaces are limited, so please be considerate and sign up for the one that works best for you.

DAY 1 – February 2, 2015 @ Harvard Medical School – Link to online registration:

DAY 2 – February 3, 2015 @ Northeastern University – Link to online registration: