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Special Event

The Future of IP Law from the USPTO Perspective

4:30 pm–5:30 pm
McCollum Hall Room: Acklie Commons, lower level of Schmid Law Library
1875 N 42nd St
Lincoln NE 68503
Additional Info: LAW
Courtney Grate, (402) 472-1783,
Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Molly Kocialski will discuss recent, and future changes at the USPTO, including pilot programs pre-and-post Covid, USPTO initiatives and their impacts at the USPTO and on the IP community, and considerations for students, faculty, and attorneys as they prepare for the future of IP law. Director Kocialski will also briefly discuss expanding admission considerations for becoming a patent practitioner, including thoughts on issuing a different patent bar exam for design/plant patents.

This event is open to UNL faculty, staff, students, and attorneys.

This event is co-hosted with the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) at Nebraska Law.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.


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