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Rory P. Pheiffer to Moderate Panel on Fast Tracking Patent Applications at the USPTO at the 2019 AUTM Annual Meeting

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Rory P. Pheiffer, a partner and the deputy chair of Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department, will moderate the “Fast Tracking Success at the USPTO (and Abroad)” panel at the 2019 AUTM Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. The panel will examine how technologies benefit from the ability to fast-track their patent applications through the U.S. Patent Office and Trademark Office (USPTO) and abroad, if appropriate. An issued patent can lead to more licensing and investment opportunities, thus creating an incentive to get a patent issued quickly. However, achieving a faster patent does not necessarily mean the resulting patent will be narrower and less valuable. It also does not mean it will be more expensive. To the contrary, there are a variety of strategies that can be employed to create strong patents quickly and in a cost-effective manner. This session will also explore effective patent prosecution strategies. 

AUTM is the nonprofit leader in efforts to educate, promote, and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward. Its community is comprised of more than 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations worldwide. The AUTM Annual meeting hosts technology transfer professionals from around the globe to network, make deals, and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and panels.  

Event details:
Monday, February 11, 2019

JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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